Lecture 14 120A

Lecture 14 120A - Lecture 14 120A K. Khushchev withdraws...

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K. Khushchev withdraws missiles? L. Significance - Khrushchev and Kennedy learned that it is too dangerous to make nuclear threats Led to the establishment of a hotline from US to USSR, initially not a telephone, was actually a teletype line Khrushchev and Kennedy formed sense of partnership to restrain their respective militaries from Nuclear war When would Détente come?- the American U speech 2. Kennedy’s American University speech A. June 16 th , 1963 Strategy for peace a. Said that the cold war was not entirely USSR fault, partly US fault b. Pointed out that US shared commonalities w. USSR, important to Khrushchev because it made him feel treated like an equal by the US c. Speech made Khrushchev want to accept the treaty B. Limited Testban Treaty a. Stopped testing in space, water or air b. First arms control agreement of Cold war and is still in existence c. Helped prevent pollution of the atmosphere The Vietnam war 1. Geneva Agreements 1954 a. US, Britain, France, USSR i. Called for Vietnam to be temporarily divided at the 17 th parallel 1. Only supposed to be for two years to be followed by free elections to unify the country 2. Vietminh controlled more than what they accepted a. Did this because they were persuaded by China and USSR to accept b. Only supposed to be for two years, and the communists thought they would win the elections b. South Vietnam refuses to do elections; U.S. Supports them i. Ngo Dinh Dien
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course POL SCI 120A taught by Professor Larson during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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Lecture 14 120A - Lecture 14 120A K. Khushchev withdraws...

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