What did Ronald Reagan want to do to communism?A) hide it B) destroy it C) contain it D) promote it

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To be sure to get the right answer to this, you should look in your book or your notes.  There are two answers that are both plausible.

The right answer is probably C.  Containment was the major US policy towards communism for the whole of the Cold War.  This was the idea that communism should not be allowed to spread.

However, some might say that Reagan's real goal was to destroy communism.  Reagan hated communism and he famously referred to the Soviet Union as the "Evil Empire."  However, it is not at all clear that he was willing to take any sort of very aggressive actions to militarily destroy communism.

Therefore, the answer to this question is at least somewhat a matter of opinion.

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