The Reagan Doctrine vs. the Obama Doctrine

From 1974 to 1980, totalitarianism was on the rise. South Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, South Yemen, Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Grenada, Nicaragua, and Afghanistan fell into the orbit of the Soviet Union.
Then Reagan entered office. Under the Reagan Doctrine, the momentum of totalitarianism was more than slowed, it was reversed. Dictatorships collapsed in Chili, Haiti, and Panama during Reagan’s watch. Democracy advanced in nine more nations, including Bolivia, Honduras, Argentina, Grenada, El Salvador, Uruguay, Brazil, Guatemala, and the Phillippines …

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