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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 10:52 PM

9. Congress passed sanctions against South Africa as well as did the UN, Reagan opposed both

He vetoed legislation that was overridden by Congress. He also opposed the divestiture efforts as well.

Instead, Reagan was a proponent of something called "Constructive Engagement," which pretty much delayed the process of ending Apartheid by whole years.

Reagan was no hero when it came to Apartheid. The World was engaged in one direction to remove it, he was in another.

In spite of this process later in his administration, he was an early supported of the regime as well.

http://www.salon.com/2011/02/05/ronald_reagan_apartheid_south_africa/

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