What did Ronald Reagan do to merit his vast popularity, and how did the West (the USA in particular) win the Cold War?

Purpose:
This discussion covers the USA’s setbacks in the 1970s and patriotism’s revival in the 1980s under Ronald Reagan.

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What did Ronald Reagan do to merit his vast popularity, and how did the West (the USA in particular) win the Cold War?

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