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The New Conservatism and a New World Orde8

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The New Conservatism and a New World Order The Reagan Years Following intense political debate over this policy, Congress ended all military aid to the  contras in October 1984, then, under administration pressure, reversed itself in the fall of  1986, and approved $100 million in military aid. However, a lack of success on the  battlefield, charges of human rights abuses, and the revelation that funds from secret  arms sales to Iran (see below) had been diverted to the contras undercut congressional  support to continue this aid. Subsequently, the administration of President George H.W. Bush, who succeeded  Reagan as president in 1989, abandoned any effort to secure military aid for the  contras. The Bush administration also exerted pressure for free elections and supported  an opposition political coalition, which won an astonishing upset election in February  1990, ousting the Sandinistas from power.
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  • Fall '10
  • human rights abuses, New World Order, President George H.W., military aid, intense political debate, astonishing upset election

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