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people voted for a variety of candidates. At this time, the Soviet Union also began a consumerist approach  to the economy, which led to dissatisfaction which eventually led  to the demise of the Soviet Union. Iran – Contra  Regan was a “hands – off” president.  Iran and Iraq were at war at this time.  We believed that Iranians held the key to the release of American  hostages in Lebanon.   We agreed to sell arms to Iran in its war against Iraq.   Oliver North decided to take the money from Iran and funnel it  to the Contras, who were a group of Nicaraguan rebels who were  trying to overthrow the socialist Nicaraguan government.  1989 – 1993 George H. W. Bush  In 1989, the Berlin Wall was destroyed and the U. S. S. R. started  to unravel.  In 1991, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. This began Desert 
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