Why did the superpowers abandon détente and move toward a new policy of confrontation i

Why did the superpowers abandon détente and move toward a new policy of confrontation i

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Why did the superpowers abandon détente and move toward a new policy of confrontation in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s o The end of détente and the New Cold War – Nixon resigns, ford and then carter move away from détente Superpower Détente – Nixon, Kissinger, and Brezhnev Nixon was a hard cord anti-communist His secretary of state Kissinger designed nixons moves – specifically his trip to china Brezhnev – wanted a relaxation of tensions to focus on building the domestic economy 2 major arms control treaties – SALT I and Antiballistic missile treaty The Helsinki accords – numerous provisions Respect each others sovereignty Renounced the use of force Provision for human rights Détente ends (soviet invasion of afghanistan) Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan lead to the end of détente Carter doctrine – US will use force against Soviet Union in they encroach on the middle east
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