Essay Plan End of the Cold War. To what extent was the Afghanistan war important for the end of the Cold War? Thesis: Afghanistan brought about several economic problems for the Soviet Union, which destabilized it and contributed to the end of rivalries however the main reason for the end of the Cold War were the actions taken by Gorbachev, Reagan?s response and the further internal consequences in the USSR. Paragraph #1: The war in Afghanistan represented the trigger cause for a series of political and economical reforms in the Soviet Union, which were only possible through Gorbachev, the first Russian leader to admit the failure of such war. 1. 1982: the Mujahedeen controlled 75% of Afghanistan despite fighting the might of the world?s second most powerful military power. 1980: America ended SALT I.
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