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... did not return to an isolationist foreign policy as its intent was to ease the foreign relations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., a concept that is foreign to an isolationist frame of mind as one in this ideology would not attempt to maintain such relations internationally.
A final event that shows that the U.S. did not return to an isolationist foreign policy after its participation in the Vietnam War was Reagan’s Address at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall. The speech in which Reagan famously asked General Secretary Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” was an attempt to convince Soviet leaders to take down the Berlin Wall (Ratnesar 7). This shows a non-isolationist policy as the President was fighting for the freedom of West Berlin, an action that an isolationist would not have done if he desired to properly adhere to the principles of isolationism.
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