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The Empire Strikes Back (Sorry. Couldn’t resist)

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6. The Empire Strikes Back (Sorry. Couldn’t resist)

Through the early 1980s, Reagan made some attempt at discussing the reduction of Nuclear weapons with the Soviet Union – START (Strategic Arms Reduction Talks) – but made sure relations between the countries were that poor that the Soviets ended up walking out. This gave Reagan all the excuse he needed to announce his Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) which quickly earned the nickname Star Wars.

6. Regan makes good use of Star Wars. True Story.

SDI (Star Wars)

What was SDI?

A Space based missile defence system that would use lasers and satellites.

Why Set up?

Would give the US an advantage and force the Soviets to respond

Action of US Congress

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