Peaceful Coexistence

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  • Peaceful Coexistence
    • US
      • Cause
        • Ike aware of dangers of nukes
        • New Look aimed to reduce military spending
        • Conscious of growth and power of the MIC
        • Anti-communist so immune to attacks
        • In private, very cautious
        • Self-confident, believed in diplomacy
        • Hard line policies encourages negotiations + deterred conflict
        • Knew of nuclear superiority - negotiate from advantageous position
      • Collapse
        • Continued to increase arms expenditure
        • Deep mistrust - not fully committed
        • Extremely hard line policies to contain communism
        • Provoked K with continued U" flights
        • Flexible Response - trying to prevent spread
    • USSR
      • Collapse
        • Ended Paris Summit
        • Tried to dominate JFK - young and inexperienced
        • Mistrust - even at Disneyland
        • Never fully committed
        • Crushed Hungarian Uprising
        • Berlin crisis + wall
      • Cause
        • New-Course - war no longer inevitable
        • De-stalinisation
        • Stalin's death
        • Ideology would prevail anyway
        • Iron curtain been defined
        • Nukes crippling the economy
  • Cause
    • New-Course - war no longer inevitable
    • De-stalinisation
    • Stalin's death
    • Ideology would prevail anyway
    • Iron curtain been defined
    • Nukes crippling the economy

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