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Unformatted text preview: were overthrown. One of the most important events that occurred during Reagan's administration was the growing relationship between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Reagan created a bond with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev who instituted a new spirit of openness or 'glasnost'. Mikhail Gorbachev- He is a Russia n politician. He was the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ; serving from 1985 until 1991, and also the last head state of the USSR, serving from 1988 until its collapse in 1991. Gorbachev's attempts at reforms as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan contributed to the end of the Cold War. It also ended the political supremacy of Communist Party of the Soviet Union and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2010 for the course HISTORY 512:107 taught by Professor Jyeshin during the Summer '09 term at Rutgers.
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- US History