Perhaps G. H. W. Bush's managing of the collapse of the Soviet Union & the Warsaw Pact peacefully deserves claim
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Submitted by Mark Michael (United States), Dec 7, 2018 15:19
There were 300,000 or 400,000 Soviet troops stationed in East Germany in Nov. 1989 and until 1991 when the East Berliners tore down the Berlin Wall and then when the coup by the KGB and some Soviet generals collapsed in 1991, and Bush 41 managed to persuade everybody involved to allow it to proceed peacefully. There were also a huge # of nukes scattered around the Warsaw Pact countries, Russia, & Ukraine. During the 1990s a high percentage of these weapons were dismantled. Think Richard Lugar, Pat Moynihan, plus a few more who worked very hard to get this done. For example, thousands of tanks were cut up using high temp torches (or whatever they're called) and the steel used for scrap.
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