How and why did the Cold War end?
The period of the Cold war was a very awkward time. Nobody really knew what was going to happen. Some were frightened and some didn’t even pay attention to it. Communist and democratic relations in the late 1980s were not going too well. The United States and the world stood back and watched uprisings from both sides that eventually led to the fall of many communist governments.
During the beginning of the end of the cold war, Reagan was in office. All in all he wanted to stop the fighting period. Some people thought that the way he went about it was a bit awkward. At this time all superpower nations were trying to be bigger and better
Together, these agreements would reduce the number of nuclear warheads by two-thirds, from around 21,000 to approximately 6500. This meant that a lot of money was being spent just to stay on top. Much research was done technology wise and a lot of money was put to military use. The first of which was held in Malta. It was also known as the CFE Treaty. It was the Summit meeting of 1989 between Bush and Gorbachev. Soon enough Russia was almost bone dry in the funds category and they knew peace must be made. President Bush and the heads of state of 21 other countries then signed the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces. The next agreement was made on September 12 it was called the Treaty of the first Settlement and gave respect to Germany. This being done, the cold war was concluded. He began to make relations between the two governments better. It covered thousands of tanks, aircraft and artillery pieces deployed by NATO and the countries of the former Warsaw Pact from the Atlantic to the Ural Mountains. Bush then made a state of the union message in which he stated he would cut US troops in Europe to 195,000. When Reagan"tms term ended, George Bush took office.