Essay on Scared: Cold War and Kissinger- Henry Kissinger

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Fuck 1. Richard Nixon-he was elected to be US President after Johnson decided to not to run for US president again. He promised peace with honor in Vietnam which means withdrawing American soldiers from South Vietnam. 2. Henry Kissinger- Henry Kissinger stands out as the dominant American statesman and foreign policymaker of the late 20th century. With his intellectual prowess and tough, skillful negotiating style, Kissinger ended the Vietnam War and greatly improved American relations with its two primary Cold War enemies, China and the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, Kissinger's ruthlessly pragmatic, sometimes Machiavellian tactics have earned him as many critics as admirers. 3. Vietnamization-President Richard Nixon's strategy for ending U.S involvement in the Vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawal of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces. 4. Kent State- an Ohio University where National Guardsmen opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War on May 4,1970, wounding nine and killing four. 5. Pentagon Papers-a secret government history documenting the mistakes and deceptions of government policy makers in dealing with vietnam- leaved to the press by Daniel Ellsberg, a former Defense Department analyst. 6. China Visit-Nixon visit initiated diplomatic exchanges that ultimately led to US recognition of the Communist government in 1979 7. Soviet Union-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks: US diplomats secured Soviet consent to a freeze on the number of ballistic missiles carrying nuclear warheads, significant step toward reducing cold war tensions 8. Southern Strategy - to win over the south the president asked the federal court in that region to delay integration plans and busing orders and nominated two southern conservatives to the supreme court 9. Stagflation- combination of economic slowdown and high inflation. High prices in a bad economy. 10. U.S vs. Nixon-The 1974 case in which the Supreme Court unanimously held that the doctrine of executive privilege was implicit in the Constitution but could not be extended to protect documents relevant to criminal prosecutions 11. War Powers Act- required Nixon and any future president to report to Congress within 48 hours after taking military action, it further provided that Congress would have to approve any military action that lasted more than 60 days. 12. Middle East War-outbreak of war on october 6 on the jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, the Syrians and Egyptians launched a surprise attack on Israel in an attempt to recover the lands lost in the Six Day war of 1967. 13. OPEC; oil embargo-the arab members of this organization placed this on oil sold to israel's supporters; it caused a worldwide oil shortage and long lines at gas stations in the US-affected US economy by the loss of manufacturing jobs and a lower standard of living for blue collar workers. 14. Bicentennial- The US celebrated its 200th b-day; Americans' pride in their history helped to put Watergate and Vietnam behind them. 15. Jimmy Carter-little known former governor of georgia who competed for the democratic party's nomination in 1976; had success running as an outsider against the corruption in…