1337 EXAM 3 notes pt. 2 FOREIGN POLICY NOTES PART 3 POST WWII PRESIDENTS

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POST WWII PRESIDENTS/HIGHLIGHTS TRUMAN’S ACHIEVEMENTS 1
HIROSHIMA/NATO/MARSHALL PLAN/ TRUMAN DOCTRINE/A-BOMB TO H-BOMB/ REPELLING NORTH KOREA FROM SOUTH KOREA/REORGANIZED EXECUTIVE BRANCH NSC/DOD/CIA ESTABLISHED/BERLIN CRISIS FAILURES: INVADING NORTH KOREA/ “FALL” OF CHINA/ SOVIET A-BOMB/ARMS RACE 2
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SOVIET A BOMB ON LEFT, SOVIET H BOMB ON RIGHT: 1MEGATON=1K KILOTONS=1K TONS OF TNT EISENHOWER’S ACHIEVEMENTS (GOOD SOURCE) KOREAN WAR CEASE-FIRE 4
BUILD-UP OF US NUCLEAR FORCES 5
DEFENSE OF TAIWAN STRAITS/ 6
SUEZ CRISIS: WE ALMOST GO TO WAR WITH FRANCE AND ENGLAND AND ISRAEL OCTOBER 1956 TO KEEP THE USSR OUT OF EGYPT (EGYPT HAD INVITED THE USSR IN TO KICK THE ISRAELIS OUT) EISENHOWER’S FAREWELL ADDRESS: BEWARE OF THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX 7
- 8&fr=moz35 “ A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction... This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex . The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes . We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together. IS DICK CHENEY LISTENING???? EISENHOWER FAILURES: U2 SPY PLANE INCIDENT 8
INSTALLS SHAH OF IRAN 9
OVERTHROW OF GUATEMALAN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT, REPLACEMENT WITH DICTATORSHIP GOOD SOURCE ON US/CIA IN CENTRAL AMERICA 10
OH, AND CREATED SOUTH VIETNAM… BY NOT ALLOWING UN SUPERVISED REUNIFICATION ELECTION IN 1956 THE VIETNAMESE-FRENCH WAR ENDED IN 1954 IN 1955 BOTH SIDES AGREED TO REUNIFICATION ELECTIONS IN 1956 THE US DID NOT ALLOW THE ELECTIONS TO BE HELD BECAUSE THE CIA TOLD IKE THAT THE COMMUNIST LEADER, HO-CHI-MINH, WOULD WIN 80% OF THE POPULAR VOTE SO, THE THINKING WAS, BETTER ½ A LOAF THAN NO LOAF AT ALL… THIS IS THE GENESIS OF THE AMERICAN-VIETNAMESE WAR… WE TRIED TO KEEP SOUTH VIETNAM INDEPENDENT AND FREE FROM COMMUNISM FOR 20 YEARS THE COMMUNISTS SOUGHT TO UNITE THE COUNTRY UNDER A COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP…. 11
IKE GREETS SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT DIEM JFK ACHIEVEMENTS BUILDUP OF SPECIAL FORCES 12

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