Fall of Communism: 1980-1991

The 1980's and early 1990's were times of regaining power America had lost in the 70's. This time period also marked the end of communism in Russia.
    October 1986: U.S. President Ronald Reagan reaches an agreement with Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev to dramatically cut all manner of military programs between the two countries.
    December 1987: Pres. Reagan and Prime Minister Gorbachev signed the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty. This meant that both the Soviets and Americans had to remove all medium and short-range missiles from Europe.
Ronald Reagan speaking in front of the Berlin Wall.
    1989-1991: In February 1989, the Soviet Union withdrew all troops from Afghanistan. That same year, Hungary cut its ties with the USSR to persue democracy and communist countries Bulgaria, Romania, and Czechoslovakia topple. The Berlin Wall also falls that same year. The next year Lithuania cuts its ties with the USSR. Finally, in 1991, the USSR formally dissolves.
The Berlin Wall as it's torn down.