By 1980 canada took measures to limit further us

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By 1980, Canada took measures to limit further US penetration 1988; they signed a free-trade agreement Canada's most distinctive issue Their growing agitation by French Canadians in Quebec for regional autonomy or indep. A new party, founded in ‘67, took control of the provincial gov during the ‘70’s. The legislation limted the use of English in Quebec, but their indep failed in the ‘80’s. A new canadian constitution in ‘82, granted a greater voice to the provinces to counter the french canadian demand and to recognize the growing econ strength of the resource rich w provinces. Post war changed that occurred with Australia and New Zealand They moved traditionally away from britain. They joined a mutual defense pact w the US in ‘51, directed against communist aggression in the PAcific. They coop w US in Korean war, and Australia backed US intervention in Vietnam. NZ barred US nuclear armed vessels in ‘85. Australia became Japans major raw material supplier Australia gov backed down from a whites-only immigration policy The “US Century”? What role did the US assume after WWII and why US was the leading nation of democratic and capitalistic values The SU success of installing communist regimes across E Europe prompted the US. In 1947 Harry Truman promised to support people who are resisting subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. (directed against communist pressures on Greece and Turkey)--> elaborated into the marshall plan Efforts made to contain communism at home and abroad Suspected peoples were taken out of jobs Military spending increased w the formation of the Strategic Air Command to stand in constant readiness in case of a sudden SU attack The US resisted S Korea from being invaded by communist N Korea in the ‘50’s (led by general Douglas MacArthur)
US then decided to invade N Korea, which was backed by communist China→ ‘53: new boundary bw S and N Korea est During the 50’s, under pres Dwight Eisenhower, US decided on policy to contain SU. Us allied w NZ, Australia and some SEA nations, and ME nations (surrounded the SU) US unable to Cuba from becoming communist US maintained policy of vigilance (under Pres John Kennedy in ‘62) by forcing SU to withdraw its missile sites on Cuba Lesson learned from Vietnam War ‘60’s: Intervention against communist revolutionaries in S Vietnam escalated. US Air force began bombing N Vietnam in ‘65. By ‘68, US was spending $2 billion a week on war that never produced any success. By ‘68 domestic pressure, mainly by college students forced a change in strategy. New US pres Richard Nixon tried expanding the war to Indochina, to increase pressure on N Vietnam Peace negotiations made w N Vietnam were made in ‘73. By ‘75 US withdrew from Vietnam What impact did the policies of Pres Ronald Reagan have on the Cold War Promised to “ride tall” in world affairs again Some raids were conducted against suspected terrorists in the ME.

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