Cold war essay - The End of the Cold War In this paper I...

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The End of the Cold War In this paper I would like to explain the important points, factors and the problems that Reagan and Gorbachev had during the Cold War and the end of the Cold war and how the cold war started, how it ended and how Gorbachev won the War. We could divide the main points of ending the Cold War into four different parts: Reagan foreign policies, Successful Containment, Gorbachev’s New Thinking and Communist system Collapse (Dennis, 7/25). Reagan foreign policies divided into two different parts, Confrontation and Negotiation. Reagan’s first foreign policy was included the four different parts1. Rhetoric -- Renewed Confrontation, 2.arms buildup 3. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and his Doctrine was Challenging Communist States and for that Negotiation which he mentioned that for the second foreign policy he divided his points to two different parts such as, Cooling the Rhetoric, Embracing Soviet Reform and the Arms Control (Dennis, 7/25). The second reason was about Successful Containment which we can put it into different points such as, Putting Reagan in Historical Perspective and Bases of US Success which included the Appeal of Democracy, Economic Success and the Technological Revolution. The third important point would be the Gorbachev’s New Thinking which was included the Emphasis on Universal Values, Mutual Security and the Relinquishing Empire in East Europe, but I would mention that the Forces Behind New Thinking was including the Domestic Crisis Part of General Reform (national level) and the Personality of Gorbachev’s New World View. (Dennis, 7/25)The last part could be the Communist System Collapse which was divided into two different parts, Economic Failure and the Political and Ideological Failure.(Dennis, 7/26).
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The Reagan Doctrine was to reserve the purpose of Soviet influence in the regions to open the door for capitalism and the other thing is, it was supporting socialist government by Soviets. The other point of the Reagan Doctrine was about the United States foreign policy until the end of the Cold war, but the Gorbachev Doctrine was about the Soviet Union, the global relations and influence under the Reagan Doctrine which was about the USSR would not influence the internal affairs of its neighbors, but will support the democratic movement in former Soviet allies. (Dennis, Second week) As a result in the book, John Lewis Gaddis talks about the strengths of President Reagan. In his book he tells us that, Reagan was confident that communism would ultimately always be
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course GOVT 312L taught by Professor Dennis during the Summer '11 term at University of Texas.

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