Reagan Doctrine effects before and afterPage 1Reagan Doctrine Effects Before and After Juan Banuelos Professor Marco Mena POL30012-07-2015
Reagan Doctrine effects before and afterPage 2The Reagan doctrine under the Reagan Administration was introduced in 1981 through 1989 with the intention of the doctrine to sponsor anticommunist guerillas who are trying to overthrow the pro-soviet regimes (Roskin, 2010).The Ronald Reagan Doctrine was the turning point of the Cold War and ultimately leading the collapse of the Soviet Union. The summary of the events that took place between the United States and the Nicaragua government took placefrom 1980 through 1986. One of the first events that took place by the United States was the decision to end the aid that was being provided to the Nicaragua government, the United Statesclaimed that the Nicaragua government was supplying arms to rebels, in result the Reagan administration initiated economic sanctions against Nicaragua (Scott, 1997). The second event that occurredpertaining to the Reagan Doctrine was the success in Nicaragua, the US-backed Contras were eventually successful in ousting the Soviet-backed Sandinistas government. The third event that occurred was the United States government passed an amendment that would discontinue supplying arms and aid to the Contras, this amendment was passed due to the contras rebelling and ultimately overthrowing the Sandinista government. The fourth event thatoccurred was the initiation of the Star Wars, which was the turning point at the end of the cold war, Ronald Reagan strategy to scare the Soviet Union worked, therefore leading to peace agreements. The fifth event that occurred was the fall of the Soviet Union resulting to the end of the cold war.