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…
This essay analyzes the relative positions of the United States and the Soviet Union in the aftermath of the Second World War and discusses the origins of the Cold War, including whether its coming was inevitable.
A power vacuum was created in the centre of Europe and other areas on the periphery of the Soviet Union by the defeat of the Axis.
The methods used by the Soviets to pursue their interests provoked vigorous defensive countermeasures by the United States and its allies [security dilemma]…
The Cold War and the U.S. Diplomacy
The key problem for his presidency clearly would be the Vietnam War. It had driven his predecessor from office, and if it were not resolved in a way that could be turned to political advantage, it would drive him from office as well. Two months after Nixon assumed the presidency, American combat deaths exceeded thirty-six hundred, and there seemed no end in sight. Nixon was in a dilemma, for during the campaign he had said that he had a "secret…
1. President Eisenhower 1952-60
a. US strong in cold war
i. Arms race-missiles
i. First satellite in space
1. Soviets begin launching other things into space
2. Public opinion, fear, space weapons
a. Eisenhower tries to calm public, popularity falls
c. U2-secret spy plane, flies over soviet union
i. Soviet military base photographs
ii. One gets shot down, pilot is captured
d. Third world-group of neutral countries, former colonies
sides fill strongly about it this leads to conflict or in this cause war. This belief or, ideologies, was a driving force between the capitalism of The United States and the communism of the USSR (Soviet Union) as they were the only super powers in the world after WWII. This resulted in one of the greatest conflicts of the twentieth century that almost brought the world to a nuclear war: The Cold War.
The Cold war was a proxy war, which means that the United States and Soviet Union did not fight…
Communist state—the world's second. It does not last long, and is soon replaced by the Conservative regime of Admiral Horthy. Already, the ideological fight between Communism and, broadly defined, Capitalism has begun.
The Polish-Soviet War is fought. Lenin, who wishes to bring revolution to Europe through force, is defeated by the Poles. The spread of Communism is contained. Lenin changes tactics: instead of revolution by force, he will seek to foster Communist parties and Communist revolution…
Origins of the Cold War
The Cold War was an ideological war between the two powerhouse nations at the time, the USA and the USSR. There are multiple reasons as to why such great tension arose between the two great nations. One of these was Russia’s fear and intimidation of America, and also the fact that they felt excluded from the allied forces. The USA had proven themselves to be a dominant nation, and at one stage, Russia thought they might even attack them. This caused a lot of tension between…
Cold War Essay
World Cultures Nov. 21 2013
The Cold War was a drastic period in time. The Cold War was a feud between the USSR Soviet Union and the United States. It was called the Cold War because for the most part of the war both sides just spied on each other. One of the main questions asked backed then, and still asked now is “Who started the Cold War?” Some say…
I believe that the start of the ‘Cold War’ was due to the Soviet Union. This is because of the mutual distrust of Josef Stalin and his alleged allies, especially with the USA’s newly elected Prime Minister, Harry Truman. Furthermore, Stalin appeared to have exterior motives, which he concealed from the other leaders, which included accommodating and expanding his sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.
This resulted in suspicion and tension between all countries. Also, many of the disagreements…
Everywhere I read about the cold war it says it is unlike any war the U.S ever fought, but why is that? What makes this war so much different that it stands out from all the rest? What did the war change in the world around us; did it benefit us or ruin us? Did the war cause other violent wars after it was over? How did it affect our president at the time, and how did he affect the cold war? Why don’t we take a look at our past and find out? As we start at the very beginning of this war…