Decades of Chang5

Decades of Chang5 - DecadesofChange19601980

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Decades of Change - 1960-1980 The Rise of cultural and ethnic pluralism   Yet as Vietnam wound down, the Nixon administration took historic steps toward closer  ties with the major Communist powers. The most dramatic move was a new relationship  with the People's Republic of China. In the two decades since Mao Zedong's victory, the  United States had argued that the Nationalist government on Taiwan represented all of  China. In 1971 and 1972, Nixon softened the American stance, eased trading  restrictions, and became the first U.S. president ever to visit Beijing.  The “Shanghai  Communique” signed during that visit established a new U.S. policy:  that there was one  China, that Taiwan was a part of China, and that a peaceful settlement of the dispute of  the question by the Chinese themselves was a U.S. interest.
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