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Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the fortieth President of the United States of America.
Born in 1911 in Illinois, Reagan was educated in economics and sociology in Iowa. After graduating, he worked as a small town radio broadcaster for five years (1932 - 1937) before starring in films and enlisting in Army Enlisted Reserve in 1937. He eventually becoming president of the Screen Actor's Guild in 1941. During the late 1940s, Reagan and his wife provided the Federal Bureau of Investigation with names of actors within the motion picture industry suspected to be communist sympathizers, though he expressed reservations to this, unable to determine with confidence who was and was not communist.
After endorsing Republican Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election, Republicans were impressed with Reagan's political views and charisma, allowing him to run for Governor of California in 1966 and was such until 1975. He ran for President in 1980 election and won due to the reemergence of Republican ideals and his emphasis on lowering taxes to stimulate the economy, less government interference in people's lives, states' rights, a strong national defense, and restoring the U.S. Dollar to a gold standard. In his two terms, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed "Reaganomics", advocated reducing tax rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending.
Due to the the divergence, however, it is possible that Reagan's political career took a different course, meaning that he might have served as President at a different time, or never been the Governor of California.
Ronald Reagan is mentioned only in Fallout 2.
- Sierra Depot GNN transcript: "The US economy is seeing it's greatest growth since the Reagan Era."