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The Reagan Doctrine's Effects on Many Countries The Reagan Doctrine, enacted by President Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) during his presidency, was the foreign policy in the United States of America used to eliminate communist governments in such areas as Asia, Africa, and Latin America. (Roskin & Berry, 2010, p. 58) This doctrine provided support, both open and private, to guerrilla and resistance movements in countries with Soviet support.

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The Reagan Doctrine's Effects on Many CountriesAnthony BakerStrayer UniversityContemp Intl ProblemsPOL300Professor John CroninSeptember 1, 2013The Reagan Doctrine's Effects on Many CountriesThe Reagan Doctrine, enacted by President Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) during his presidency, was the foreign policy in the United States of America used to eliminate communist governments in such areas as Asia, Africa, and Latin America. (Roskin & Berry, 2010, p. 58) This doctrine provided support, both open and private, to guerrilla and resistance movements in countries with Soviet support. The Reagan Doctrine shifted the focus from simply containing communism to eliminating existing communist governments and encouraging capitalism and democracy. The Reagan Doctrine was seen as an expansion of President Jimmy Carters philosophy in 1979 when he gave aide to Afghanistan in an effort to defeat Soviet forces.The United States government organized a terror war and economic blockade against Nicaragua beginning in 1981. The Reagan Doctrine gave the United States legal rights to opening fund the Contra Terrorist War. To the Reagan administration, Nicaragua was a Communist state which threatened the security of its neighbors in Central America. It was looking to the administration much like Cuba with Soviet influences. Ronald Reagan, backed by his doctrine, launched a large scale terrorist war against Nicaragua, combined with an even more lethal economic warfare. Other c

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