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Unformatted text preview: The affair in Cuba seemed to be an over-reach by Khrushchev and a test of the new administration in Washington. Comparing Kennedy and Eisenhower: A reflection of their backgrounds. Eisenhower was a major player in international affairs prior to being elevated to the Presidency. Kennedy was an inexperienced man from a public family. Both men had a similar stance in the Cold War. Eisenhower did not shy away from threatening nuclear war, while Kennedy wanted to employ the flexible response and avert even the threat of nuclear weapons. Eisenhower use a foreign policy called containment; the two countries could co-exist so long as there was no expansion of communism. Eisenhower funded any government, no matter how corrupt or oppressive, so long as they did not fall into the communist camp. Kennedys approach was based on his Alliance for Progress package for Latin America. Alliance for Progress would fund countries based on economic, social, and political reforms....
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5010 taught by Professor Coumbe during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.
- Spring '11
- Cold War