Geneva summit

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  • Geneva summit (1955)
    • Outcome
      • 'open skies' proposal
        • Both countries provide details of nuclear installation
        • Aerial reconnaissance permitted
        • Rejected by Khrushchev as Soviets could not match the American U2 spy plane
      • Future of Germany
        • Eisenhower proposed a reunified Germany.
          • To include free elections and able to secure its own security.
            • Would lead it to becoming part of NATO.
          • Khrushchev would only accept a reunified Germany if it was neutral and demilitarized.
    • Purpose
      • to bring together world leaders to begin discussions on peace.
      • the talks were influenced by the common goal for increased global security
    • France, Soviet Union, Britain and USA

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