Why did the superpowers move from constant crisis toward peaceful coexistence and déten

Why did the superpowers move from constant crisis toward peaceful coexistence and déten

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Why did the superpowers move from constant crisis toward peaceful coexistence and détente? o Attempts to talk – summits in geneva, culmination in the Cuban missile crisis led to a lessening of tension (détente) and began to generally respected the other sides influence in other countries o Communist victory in china: who lost china? Second red scare, republicans blamed democrats for losing china to communism o Cold War gets Hot in Korea – north korea invades south korea and the US sends troops to south korea and invades north korea where they were pushed back by the Chinese o Dulles Strategy: Rollback and Massive retaliation Rollback – military and economic strength used to roll back communism, far more aggressive than containment o Stalin Dies, Nikita Khrushchev proclaims new soviet policy of peaceful coexistence Criticizes stalin’s policies His behavior is inconsistent language of peaceful coexistence but still antagonized US o Geneva Confrences – summits in which both sides began talking to each other, at
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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