HIS 122 11.29 - Wall Fall of Communism Did Reagan destroy...

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Reagan: The Great Communicator
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The Reagan Revolution Previously Governor of California New kind of conservative, a break with the past
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Reaganomics supply-side economics= cut income taxes, limit regulation in hopes of stimulating growth Wall Street booms Recession worsened, those policies failed
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Reaganomics Big federal deficits US National Debt triples during the 1980s
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Reagan-era foreign policy Reversal of the détente policies of Nixon and Carter Return to earlier style of Cold War diplomacy
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USSR: “The Evil Empire” Depicted communists as moral enemies, not political enemies
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Strategic Defense Initiative: “Star Wars” Very expensive space based anti-ICBM shield Proposed, never realized
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American Presidents at the Berlin
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Unformatted text preview: Wall Fall of Communism Did Reagan destroy the Soviet Union? It destroyed itself. Collapse was due mainly to internal economic, social, and political issues Fall of Communism We are about to do something terrible to you Americans we are going to deprive you of your enemy a Soviet diplomat as the USSR collapsed Bush Reagans VP Mostly continues Reagans policies domestically and internationally Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) Growth of Nationalism in the Middle East Saddam Hussein running Iraq Iraq invades Kuwait Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) US values oil assets of the Gulf Air strikes, then quick ground war Very few US dead,...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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