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On 02/24/07 02:33, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 04:32:04PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> - he decided to outspend the Soviets to bankrupt them
> Never mind that the Soviet Union would have collapsed with or without
> Reagan. The average Soviet citizen wasn't exactly living the dream, after
> all, and happy people don't grow suspicious. Glasnost was inevitable and
> had far more to do with the Russia's withdrawl from the Soviet Union
> causing it's ultimate collapse.
Every country collapses eventually.
In 19*81*, was there *any* /consensus/ that the Evil Empire would fall in only 9 years?