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Political climate of the 1980s

What was the role of the United States in the emerging global community of the 1980s? Details are listed.

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Step one: define the "emerging global community". I would assume the intent here is the discussion of the emerging "one super-power" structure that replaced the bipolar "check and balance" that was in place since the end of WW2. You must discuss in some detail the influence of the "new" policies brought to the table with the election of Ronald Reagan. Most historians now agree at least in principle that Reagan sped the decline of the Soviet Union (Reagan, There is a LOT of information in this address and you could also check out any other speeches from this era, but, you can draw a connection between these policies and the eventual changes in world political climate.

If this is the basic premise, then one must next consider that the United States was in the leadership position in the move to the new "global community." One must remember that before the "global" concept took flight, there was actually an isolationist type attitude within the rank and file of America. The new attitude that Reagan brought to the national ...

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