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Cold War- Star Wars
· USSR- fear of USA having technological superiority- USSR
"scared of computers"
· Standard of living low in the USSR- constant shortages
· Gorbachev- Brezhnev puts him in charge of agriculture
reform
· Constantly introducing new nuclear weapons
· Reagan- opposed to MAD?
· SDI- began…

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· Media and technogoly- opening up USSR- 1986 Goodwill
Games broadcast live
· Live interview with Thatcher on Soviet TV
· Glasnost bought pop culture to Soviet youth- moral
degradation viewed as
· USSR plunged into change
· Gorbachev- "made the fear disappear"- allowed people of
USSR freedom
· Washington…

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