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1

When did Ronal Reagan become president?

1981

2

Reagan believed he had mission from..?

God to win the Cold War.

3

What is meant by Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)?

It was too risky for the USA or USSR to start a war as they would both destroy each other in nuclear war.

4

Because Reagan wanted to win the Cold War, he..?

launched SDI (Star Wars).

5

SDI was a plan to have satellites in space that would..?

destroy Soviet intercontinental nuclear missiles before they reached the USA.

6

President Reagan made no efforts to get _______ up and running again.

détente

7

Reagan described the USSR as an ____ ______ which was not diplomatic.

Evil Empire

8

As well as SDI, which was never built, he kick-started..?

the arms race again.

9

The USA poured money into developing..?

new missile technology.

10

The USSR could not keep up with the USA because its..?

economy was in poor shape, partly due to spending so much on weapons.

11

The USSR couldn't keep up with the USA as it was bogged down..?

in the Afghanistan war.

12

The USSR tried everything to keep up with the USA in the arms race, but..?

SDI put things beyond them.