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Unformatted text preview: Atoms for Peace Date: December 8, 1953 Speaker: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34 th U.S. President Primary Audience: the 470 th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly Location: New York City, U. N. Headquarters Rhetorical Situation Timeline 1945: July 16 U. S. secretly detonates worlds first atomic bomb July 25 Truman informs Stalin of USs new nuclear capabilities August 2 Potsdam Conference divides Berlin into 4 zones August 6 Truman authorizes the bombing of Hiroshima August 9 Truman authorizes bombing of Nagasaki September 2 Japanese surrender unconditionally to General Douglas MacArthur September 5 The Guozenko Affair provides proof of a Soviet spy-ring in Canada October 24 United Nations officially established upon Charter ratification by five permanent members of the Security Council: France, Republic of China, Soviet Union, United Kingdom and the United States 1946: March 5 Winston Churchills Sinews of Peace warns of an Iron Curtain descending between W. Europe and the Eastern Bloc See Sinews of Peace on YouTube 1947: March 12 Truman announces The Truman Doctrine which outlines a policy of containment to stem the spread of Communism June 5 SoS George Marshall outlines a program of economic assistance for war-torn countries known as The Marshall Plan 1948: February 26 A violent and brutal Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia shocks the West, winning further support for the Truman Doctrine April 3 Truman signs Marshall Plan into effect June 24 Joseph Stalin begins the blockade of Berlin and U.S. responds with Airlift 1949: April 4 NATO is est. by Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the U.K., and the U.S. to fight spread of Communism May 11 Stalin ends blockade of Berlin August 29 Soviet Union tests its first a-bomb to become worlds 2 nd nuclear power October 1 Mao Zedong declares the Peoples Republic of China, effectively rendering a fourth of the worlds population Communist 1950: February 14 Pledge of Mutual Defense signed by U.S.S.R. and Peoples Rep. China June 25 Korean War begins with N. Koreas invasion of S. Korea June 27 U.N. votes to send military aid to South Korea October 19 N. Korean capital Pyongyang falls to U. N. forces 1952: June 30 Marshall Plan ends October 2 U. K. becomes worlds 3 rd nuclear power with Operation Hurricane November 1 U. S. detonates first hydrogen bomb during Operation Ivy 1953: January 20 Dwight D. Eisenhower sworn in as 34 th President of U.S.A. March 5 Death of Joseph Stalin sparks struggle for succession July 27 A ceasefire ends fighting on Korean Peninsula September 7 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Communist Leader December 4-8 Bermuda Conference U.S., U.K., and France (Eisenhower, Churchill, and Joseph Laniel) meet to discuss problems that beset [their] world December 8 Eisenhower delivers Atoms for Peace to U. N. General Assembly Atoms for Peace: Explicit Purpose...
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