Postwar Ameri14 - PostwarAmerica U.S.dominatesglobalaffairs

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Postwar America U.S.    dominates global affairs In practice, however, the nuclear option could be used only against extremely critical  attacks.  Real Communist threats were generally peripheral.  Eisenhower rejected the  use of nuclear weapons in Indochina, when the French were ousted by Vietnamese  Communist forces in 1954.  In 1956, British and French forces attacked Egypt following  Egyptian nationalization of the Suez Canal and Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai.  The  president exerted heavy pressure on all three countries to withdraw.  Still, the nuclear  threat may have been taken seriously by Communist China, which refrained not only  from attacking Taiwan, but from occupying small islands held by Nationalist Chinese just  off the mainland.  It may also have deterred Soviet occupation of Berlin, which  reemerged as a festering problem during Eisenhower’s last two years in office.
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