Essay On Ronald Reagan Foreign Policy

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Ronald Reagan Foreign Policy When Reagan became president he began with only one well-defined foreign policy; he wanted to contain the Soviet Union. He wanted to stop them from growing any bigger and wanted to make sure that other countries did not become Communist. He didn’t like how relaxed President Nixon and President Ford had been to try to ease the relationship with the Soviets. He thoroughly believed that the Soviets were taking advantage of how relaxed the United States of America had been. Reagan thought that the United States needed to prepare its military defense systems just in case the Soviets decided to nuke the Americans. He believed that military preparedness would lead to and achieve peace among the countries. Reagan, with the help of his advisors and his two administrations, developed this Cold War Strategy. They spent billions of dollars…show more content…
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