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programs. In reality, he wasn’t against these things but he was going this to become reelected. He wins the election. Meanwhile Kissinger failed in Paris. o “Christmas Bombing” – Nixon authorizes an intense bombing campaign of Hanoi and other North Vietnamese cities. He hoped that this campaign would put an end to the war. It did work, Kissinger and the North Vietnamese finally announced a ceasefire in early 1963. Nixon accepted to withdraw all troops from Vietnam. The north Vietnamese released the American soldiers. The “China Card” Nixon plays the China Card. He chose to open relations with China in 1972. Before that, the US had ignored China. China and the Soviet Union were suspicious of each other. Nixon hoped that a dialog with China would spark fear with the Soviet Union. Kissinger and Nixon fly to Moscow and they play “the China Card” They wanted to bring the soviets to the negotiating table by using the chinese-american alliance to force the soviets to negotiate. Nixon’s ploy works. Nixon managed to smooth tensions between the Soviet union and the United States. o Leonid Brezhnev -- Leader of the soviet union at the time. Nixon met with him and they started a new era called “Détente.” o Détente – French word that means cooler relations between the soviet union and the united states. o Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I) – Together they signed this treaty. This is all about limiting the production of nuclear weapons.
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Arab Oil Embargo, 1973 o Israel started a military campaign against Egypt, Sryria, and Jordan because they were afraid they were going to be attacked by these countries. This is known as the “six day war”. Israel was successful. Israel captured and occupied a bunch of new territories. o In 1973, six years later, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel. This is known as the “yan kippur” war. Israel managed a successful counter attack. In 1973, the US decided to intervine. The US was dependent on our oil. The U.S. was afraid that if Israel kept on driving into Egypt than it would jeapordize our ability to get oil. o Several arab nations will embargo the sale of oil to the United States. This is the OPEC, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. (Formed in 1960, comprised of leading oil producing countries. o Inflation, Energy Crisis, Deindustrialization o The US economy was heavily vanished by this oil embargo in 1973. This created inflation, which created an energy crisis. In the ‘70s, Japan and some European countries rebounded from post world war II depression. The US had to compete with Japan and many other European countries. o The US was about to experience a severe financial crisis, and he didn’t offer any proposals. Watergate – In June 1972, the police caught 5 men during an early break in at the national democratic party headquarters. These head quarters were located in a building called “the watergate apartment complex” in Washington D.C. The burglars had attempted to repair a bugging devise that they had put in on a previous entry. Police discovered that these men had worked for the “committee to re-elect the president” . One of these five men had worked at the White House.
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