Failure of Detente 1970-1980
Detente-A period of relaxed tension between the superpowers during the cold war
- Economic Problems, 1970 - Economic problems for the USA & allies peaked in 1970- high unemployment & high inflation caused a economic depression. USSR + USA thought arms race was too expensive & thought the money could be spent on better things
- SALT, 1972 - Brezhnev and Nixon signed the SALT 1 treaty in 1972- Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
- Vietnam, 1972-The Americans withdraw from Vietnam in 1972
- Space Handshake, 1975- American astronauts & soviet cosmonauts shake hands in space , July 1975.
- Helsinki Conference, 1975 - All countries agree to recognised the borders set out after WW2…
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