End of the Cold War

Which of these was a feature of the relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States in the era leading up to détente?
arms race
How did changes in the Soviet Union affect people in other communist countries?
Eastern Europeans began to rebel against their governments.
Over the course of his presidency, Ronald Reagan’s approach toward the Soviet Union became more
cooperative
Which term best describes Mikhail Gorbachev as the leader of the Soviet Union?
reformer
What was one result of the breakup of the Soviet Union?
Russia briefly led a confederation of independent states and maintained some control of the region.
After détente was abandoned, the U.S. president believed that the Cold War could be won by
outspending the Soviet Union on weapons.
Which best describes what occurred during the détente era?
arms limitation
How did Boris Yeltsin become the president of Russia?
He won the country’s first open election
What prompted the change in Ronald Reagan’s approach toward the Soviet Union during his second term?
a change in Soviet leadership
In which year did communist rule end in Russia?
1991
Ultimately, the reforms initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev led to
the downfall of the Soviet Union.
Which term best describes the breakup of the Soviet Union, an event that occurred over several months?
-It’s not hostile
-most likely tense