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The Reagan Administration

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The Reagan Administration The last two decades of the twentieth century were a time of bold contrasts. During the 1980s, the  Cold War intensified, and both the United States and the Soviet Union were menacing superpowers.  With the breakup of the USSR, however, the focus of American foreign policy shifted from containing  communism to controlling rogue nations (such as Iraq), ethnic conflicts, and international terrorism.  The economy remained problematic throughout much of the '80s, with recession and an exploding  deficit. But during the '90s, the country experienced the most sustained period of economic  expansion in its history; talk of keeping the budget balanced gave way to discussions on how to  spend the surplus. Meanwhile, beginning with the Reagan presidency, cultural conservatives gained 
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