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Period Leader Policies; foreign policy objectives; Events during their reign
personality
April 1945- 52 - Potsdam conference - Berlin Blockade 1948
- Truman Doctrine - NATO established 1949
Harry Truman - Marshall Plan - NSC 68 1950
- Containment (contributed to early tension - Korean War 1953
between the two…

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Nov 1963- 68 - Escalated US involvement in Vietnam - Gulf of Tonkin incident 1964
Lyndon Johnson - Domineering personality - Tet Offensive in Vietnam 1968
- Late 1964- early 1965 US moves towards a (undermines public support in
policy of `mutually assured destruction' put the US)
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1977-80 - initial departure from containment - Camp David Accords (1978)
- first month in office cut the defence budget by between Israel and Egypt
$6 billion. (Soviets resented this increase
- Promoted human rights US influence in their `sphere')
- unilateral removal of all nuclear weapons from - Signing…

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1981-8 - Reagan instituted his policy of "peace through - 1983 labels soviets "evil empire"
strength" - 1983 SDI initiative to give the
- rejected détente and confronted Communism, US an advantage. Limited early
famously portraying the USSR as an "Evil attempts at peace through the
Empire" summits
- 5…

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