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How did Reagan put pressure on the Soviet union?

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Answer #1 | 26/01 2016 09:27
He had Sir Jimmy Savile with him.
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Anonymous218167 | 16/01 2018 23:30
how did Reagan put pressure on the soviet union?
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Answer #3 | 26/01 2016 18:06
Star Wars
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Answer #4 | 30/01 2016 02:35
Looking at both sides of the story, Reagan met Gorbachev, the right leader at the right time. In 1989, Reagan’s massive defense build-up, rised defense spending from $134 billion in 1980 to $253 billion, ie defense spending = 7% of GDP. To keep up with America the Soviet Union in the first half of the 1980s raised the share of its defense spending from 22% to 27% of GDP, freezing the production of civilian goods at 1980 levels. In1986 Reagan provided the mujahideen with portable surface-to-air Stinger missiles. They increased Soviet air losses, particularly helicopters. The war in Afghanistan cost America about $1 billion per annum in aid to the mujahideen; it cost the USSR eight times as much, helping to bankrupt its economy. Reagan's economic policies Reagan reduced the flow of Western technology to the USSR, and limit their natural gas exports to Western Europe. Reagan weakened the USSR by helping to bring about a drastic fall in the price of oil in the 1980s, thereby denying them large inflows of hard currency. The Soviet economy was over reliant on the export of oil. http://wais.stanford.edu/History/history_ussrandreagan.htm The other viewpoint: Star Wars was exploited by Soviet hardliners to complicate Gorbachev's attempt to end the Cold War. The Carter-Reagan military buildup prolonged the Cold War. Gorbachev's persistence, not SDI, ended the Cold War. https://www.theatlantic.com/past/politics/foreign/reagrus.htm Gorbachev the Soviet leader had a different take then his predecessors, and was well aware the Soviet economy needed addressing, and sought to reform an economy crippled in part by defense spending urged by special interests, but far more by structural rigidities. His predecessors had placed an emphasis on heavy industry, and machinery, always emphasized this aspect of economic growth even though it came at the expense of consumer goods and consumer sovereignty. 1985 Shortly after taking power, Gorbachev announced his plan of Glasnost, or "Openness". 1986 launched Perestroika, or "economic restructuring". December 1987, Gorbachev met with President Reagan to sign the INF, a treaty that banned certain nuclear missiles. http://www2.needham.k12.ma.us/nhs/cur/Baker_00/baker_modern/baker_jm_atp.4/gorby.htm http://articles.latimes.com/1989-11-05/books/bk-1586_1_soviet-union
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Answer #5 | 26/01 2016 09:45
The military buildup. The CIA told him that the Soviets were pushing something like 40% of their GNP into defense to just keep up with the U.S.. It was literally eating them up. He reasoned that if the U.S. had another military buildup the Soviet Union would be forced to spend more on their own defense, eventually their economy wouldn't be able to handle the strain. Between the military buildup and Afghanistan it literallly brought the Soviet Union to the brink of collapse. It just took Gorbachev and his Glasnost to push the house of cards the rest of the way over.
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Answer #6 | 26/01 2016 23:59
he nurtured a relationship with that dude with the mark on his head.
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Answer #7 | 26/01 2016 17:27
He had Sir Jimmy Savile with him.
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Answer #8 | 30/01 2016 10:35
Looking at both sides of the story, Reagan met Gorbachev, the right leader at the right time. In 1989, Reagan’s massive defense build-up, rised defense spending from $134 billion in 1980 to $253 billion, ie defense spending = 7% of GDP. To keep up with America the Soviet Union in the first half of the 1980s raised the share of its defense spending from 22% to 27% of GDP, freezing the production of civilian goods at 1980 levels. In1986 Reagan provided the mujahideen with portable surface-to-air Stinger missiles. They increased Soviet air losses, particularly helicopters. The war in Afghanistan cost America about $1 billion per annum in aid to the mujahideen; it cost the USSR eight times as much, helping to bankrupt its economy. Reagan's economic policies Reagan reduced the flow of Western technology to the USSR, and limit their natural gas exports to Western Europe. Reagan weakened the USSR by helping to bring about a drastic fall in the price of oil in the 1980s, thereby denying them large inflows of hard currency. The Soviet economy was over reliant on the export of oil. http://wais.stanford.edu/History/history_ussrandreagan.htm The other viewpoint: Star Wars was exploited by Soviet hardliners to complicate Gorbachev's attempt to end the Cold War. The Carter-Reagan military buildup prolonged the Cold War. Gorbachev's persistence, not SDI, ended the Cold War. https://www.theatlantic.com/past/politics/foreign/reagrus.htm Gorbachev the Soviet leader had a different take then his predecessors, and was well aware the Soviet economy needed addressing, and sought to reform an economy crippled in part by defense spending urged by special interests, but far more by structural rigidities. His predecessors had placed an emphasis on heavy industry, and machinery, always emphasized this aspect of economic growth even though it came at the expense of consumer goods and consumer sovereignty. 1985 Shortly after taking power, Gorbachev announced his plan of Glasnost, or "Openness". 1986 launched Perestroika, or "economic restructuring". December 1987, Gorbachev met with President Reagan to sign the INF, a treaty that banned certain nuclear missiles. http://www2.needham.k12.ma.us/nhs/cur/Baker_00/baker_modern/baker_jm_atp.4/gorby.htm http://articles.latimes.com/1989-11-05/books/bk-1586_1_soviet-union
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Answer #9 | 26/01 2016 17:45
The military buildup. The CIA told him that the Soviets were pushing something like 40% of their GNP into defense to just keep up with the U.S.. It was literally eating them up. He reasoned that if the U.S. had another military buildup the Soviet Union would be forced to spend more on their own defense, eventually their economy wouldn't be able to handle the strain. Between the military buildup and Afghanistan it literallly brought the Soviet Union to the brink of collapse. It just took Gorbachev and his Glasnost to push the house of cards the rest of the way over.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #10 | 26/01 2016 15:59
he nurtured a relationship with that dude with the mark on his head.
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Answer #11 | 26/01 2016 10:06
Star Wars
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Answer #12 | 26/01 2016 20:32
He spent them to death. He engaged in an arms race which bankrupted them. When Bush the Elder sliced through the Iraqi Republican Guard like so much wet tissue paper, armed as they were with pretty much top of the line in Soviet weaponry, they realized that not only did they go bankrupt, they had nothing to show for it.
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Answer #13 | 26/01 2016 12:32
He spent them to death. He engaged in an arms race which bankrupted them. When Bush the Elder sliced through the Iraqi Republican Guard like so much wet tissue paper, armed as they were with pretty much top of the line in Soviet weaponry, they realized that not only did they go bankrupt, they had nothing to show for it.
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