reagan and ending cold war

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  • how did reagan view the USSR ans how did the reagan doctrine help end the cold war
    • increased nuclear arms and spending
    • reagan doctrine was sending assistance to anti-communist insurgents and governments
      • this approach was more effective by the help of Thatcher who allowed missiles to be placed in britain
    • changing diplomacy and SDI
      • forced USSR to consider nuclear war was a real threat - sov knew US had clear mil. advantage = elements in sov gov began to consider a negotiated end to arms race
    • trade restrictions
      • limiting sov access to US energy and technology exposed sov weakness

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