End of the Cold War- International Relations

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  • End of the Cold War
    • Ronald Reagan
      • Calls USSR 'evil empire'
  • Ronald Reagan
    • Calls USSR 'evil empire'
  • Becomes President of USA 1980
  • Afghanistan war 1979-89
  • Russia couldn't afford to continue arms race
    • Economy
      • USSR problems in the 1980s
        • End of the Cold War
          • Arab- Israeli conflict 1973
            • Egypt and Syria-surprise attack on Israel
              • USA saw Israel as 'important client' but also wanted to stop Israel from humiliating Egyptian President Sadat who expelled Soviet troops from Eyqpt
          • Economic decline in Eastern Bloc
    • Population was dissatisfied and angry.
      • Most of USSR population was poor and hungry
        • Soviet Economy was backwards- factories and mines out of date
        • Crime, alcoholism and drugs out of control in Soviet towns.
    • USA saw Israel as 'important client' but also wanted to stop Israel from humiliating Egyptian President Sadat who expelled Soviet troops from Eyqpt
    • 'Hotted up' cold war by investing massive sums in the US military
    • Collapse in trade flow between USSR and Eastern Europe
      • Economic decline in Eastern Bloc
    • Goods made in E.Europe much worse than those made in US due to out of date machinery and factories
      • Collapse in trade flow between USSR and Eastern Europe
        • Communists kept power by censorship and secret police, back by Soviet army.

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