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Unformatted text preview: East German control of all of Berlin. We
refused to do anything, and he backed off – it was
basically a test.
U-2 Incident (1960): Well, in Dublin, Ireland, this
really cool band was formed and then – oh crap,
wrong U2, haha I’m obsessed! Anyway, this U-2
plane was flying over the USSR and it was shot
down, leading to some embarrassment for us,
esp. when we refused to apologize.
Jinmen-Mazu Crisis: This was a dispute over two
tiny islands off the Chinese coast with China (go
figure) – we were allowing Chiang to use the
islands to as outposts to raid the mainland, so
China started bombing them. Eisenhower decided
to defend the outposts, pushing the nation to the
brink – the Formosa Resolution (1955)
authorized the president to send US forces to
defend the islands. The issue came up again in
1958, but this time we told Chiang to get rid of 245 some of his troops, which led China to stop
dropping bombs. China got the bomb in 1964.
- Meanwhile, Japan grew (economically) at an incredible
rate – while remaining an uneasy Cold War ally. Western
Europeans were also a little scared by McCarthyism,
German rearmament and the Vietnam deal, and resented
being treated as dependents by the US in th...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.
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