The Cold War in 1980s – The Prone Seigneur Between the Two Superpowers Since Cold War began at the end of World War in the late 1940s, the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, were racing their power to get their dominance over another. Each side feared the other’s superior weapons, such as the United States had nuclear weapon and the USSR had their mighty Red Army. The Cold War spread through decades and seemed to be indefinite. Two superpowers with the race of weapon not only weakened their economy but also threaten each other with their massive arsenals. Two sides negotiated to reduce half the numbers of nuclear weapon on each side as they worried that if the war started, it would be the third World War, and the destruction of the third war would be tremendous and severe. 1980s turned out to be the most important decade with many events which lead the Soviet Union to dissolved officially and breaking up into fifteen separate nations on December 31, 1991. After the U.S.S.R invaded in Afghanistan to hold up the U.S.S.R government’s instability, the United States decided to delay arms treaty with Soviets. The United States denounced the Russian invasion in the United Nations warned to boycott the Moscow Olympics. Yet, the Soviets refused to withdraw their armies from Afghanistan made President Carter to boycott the games. Carter told the U.S athletes, “What we are doing is preserving the principles and the quality of the Olympics, not to destroying it” (Carter 13). The athletes supported Carter’s decision reluctantly as the U.S government threatened to cut budgets. The boycott had no impact on the Soviet policy in Afghanistan, but the Russian later revenged the United States’ Olympics boycott by not to participate in the Olympics which held in Los Angeles in 1984. It is obvious that the Cold War effected many irrelevant events to political that makes the rivalry between United States and Soviet Union more tense. In 1983, Reagan first
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