Ronald Reagan

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Fri November 29, 2013

Analyst: Reagan's Cold War Legacy Endures, While Gorbachev Loses Popularity

U.S. President Ronald Reagan speaks with then General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev at the Reykjavík Summit in 1986.
Credit White House Photo Office

The 1980s were a pivotal decade for the world. As the decade opened, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and set up what proved to be one of the last showdowns of the Cold War.

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