Did President Reagan Win the Cold War

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Did President Reagan Win the Cold War? The first article has John Lewis Gaddis praising the strengths of President  Reagan.  According to him, Reagan had deftness in the ability to simplify complex  scenarios.  Reagan was confident that communism will ultimately always be conquered  by capitalism and democracy.  Reagan was determined to break the psychological  standstill that had been idling for so many years by using rhetoric and relevant  knowledge.  He used simple, yet powerful words to penetrate into the emotions; words  like “good” and “evil” and “sin.”  Things began improving once Gorbachev was brought  into office and he was driven to negotiate with Reagan and end the arms race, though  neither ever agreed to abolish nuclear weapons completely.  Reagan next obstinately  urged to Gorbachev that maintaining his “evil” communist nation was futile.  
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course HISTORY 250 taught by Professor Piper during the Spring '10 term at Piedmont College.

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