Główne kierunki polityki zagranicznej George’a Busha wobec poszczególnych regionów świata
MAIN DIRECTIONS OF GEORGE BUSH'S FOREIGN POLICY TO DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE WORLD
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The election of George Bush as a successor of Ronald Reagan meant that United States would experience another four years of “Reganism” (Regan Policy) but without Reagan himself. During the election campaign Bush presented himself as kinder and gentler politician and a better – softer “version” of his predecessor. No big changes in world politics seemed to be happening. But when four years later George Bush stood down his office and devolved it to his successor Bill Clinton, the world seemed to be completely different. The Soviet Union disappeared from the map in 1990, two German states reunified and in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and other so far communist countries democratic governments were elected. In 1991 United States of America established an international coalition, among others consisted of the Soviet Union – hitherto existing enemy. This international coalition suppressed an Iraq invasion on Kuweit. At the same time in the Republic of South Africa the apartheid collapsed. Somewhere, among these events George Bush was still presented – sometimes as a participant, sometimes as a main actor, and sometimes as an observer. He got to be known as an obdurate apostle of nations independency, tough diplomat, demanding negotiator, but also as calm and well -balanced statesman. Achievements of that time on the international stage created his image as a confident and reliable expert for foreign affairs. The purpose of this article is to analyze international policy of the United States between 1989 and 1993 under George Bush administration.
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