Ronald Reagan was tremendously successful in his pursuit to end communism around the world, and to stop the “evil empire” that he believed was the Soviet Union (General Article: Reagan Quotes). There are many ways in which Ronald Reagan was able to put a stop to communism. To begin, in 1982 he enacted secret national security directives (NSDDs) that would neutralize Soviet influence and control in the world (Edwards). This was another way to stop communism and even attack it as well. Even more effective, Reagan instituted his famous Strategic Defense Initiative to end the Cold War, but also to curb the influence of communism as well (Edwards). He strongly believed that these defensive missiles would be successful in “making nuclear missiles obsolete” (D’Souza). Reagan’s SDI was not...
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