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Unformatted text preview: ? Why now when K. knew about the U-2 planes all along? 1. His hardliners doesnt like peaceful coexistence 2. Pressure from China b. K. revoked his invitation for Eisenhower to visit USSR 2. The advent of the Kennedy admin in Washington a. In a presidential election debate, JFK outshines Nixon b. JFK elected as president (Jan 20, 1961) 3. Kennedy and Khrushchev: showdown at Vienna (June 3-4, 1961) a. Kennedy is willing to resolve conflict ASAP 4. Berlin between East and West a. USSR est. air corridors through E. Germany to W.Berlin b. The Brain Drain educated citizens in E. Germany decided to cross over to W.Germany Barbed wire strung b/t east and west Berlin Berlin Wall (August 1961) c. Standoff at Check Point Charlie (Berlin, Aug 1961) US allowance of the est. of Berlin Wall angers other E. German powers d. Kennedy goes to W. Berlin (June 26, 1963) 5. Preparations for possible war...
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- Spring '07