Ronald Reagan vs. "The Evil Empire"

Term Years: 1981-1988

Mikhail Gorbachev Years

The famous overrated 'Strategic Defense Initiative' or known as Star Wars caused enough tension between Gorbachev and Reagan for Gorbachev to walk out of the private negotiations at the Prague summit of 1989

The Final Straw

Ronald Reagan increased military spending by 300% and created the facade of a working space machine that could defend against nuclear missile crisis', this forced the Soviet Union to increase their military spending as well but they could not afford it and eventually had to drop out of the "race" and this eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Soviet Union Dictators during the Reagan Administration

Made by Jackie Blaum & Jenn the Blizzard