Détente

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What was Détente?
A period of increasing US-Soviet cooperation between 1963 and 1979
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What caused Détente?
The Cuban Missile Crisis - mentalities changed after the world came to the brink of nuclear war.
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When was the hotline set up? What was it?
In 1963 a telephone hotline was set up between the White House and Kremlin to ease communication in case of another crisis.
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When was the Test Ban Treaty signed? What did it agree?
In 1963 this treaty prevented the testing of nuclear weapons over land, over the sea and in space (however it did't prevent testing underground.)
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When was the Outer-space Treaty signed? What did it agree?
In 1967 this treaty stopped weapons of mass destructions from being deployed into space.
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Which event threatened the peace of Détente in 1968?
The Brezhnev Doctrine and invasion of Czechoslovakia.
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When was the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty signed? What did it agree?
In 1968 this treaty prevented the superpowers from supplying nuclear weapons to other countries or helping them develop their own nuclear weapons.
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Why was the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty limited?
Although it tried to stop nuclear war from engulfing other parts of the world, it didn't stop them from developing their own nuclear weapons.
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What does SALT I stand for? When was it and what did it agree?
In 1972 the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty limited the growth of nuclear weapons for 4 years.
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What was the Apollo-Soyuz mission?
In 1975 the superpowers carried out their first mission cooperating in space.
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When was the Helsinki conference? What was agreed?
In 1975 the conference agreed greater cooperation in fighting international terrorism, trade and human rights. The German borders were accepted.
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When was the Belgrade conference? How did it worsen relations?
In 1977 President Carter worsened relations by criticizing the USSR's human rights policies.
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Why did Détente end and SALT II fail?
In 1979 the USSR invaded Afghanistan.
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Why did the USSR invade Afghanistan?
Amin was rumoured to be a US spy. Karmal claimed he had the support of the people and only needed Soviet military help.
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How did Carter protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?
He funded the Mujaheddin against Karmal's government, he proclaimed the Carter Doctrine and the US boycotted the Moscow Olympics.
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What was the Carter Doctrine?
In 1980 Carter proclaimed that the US wouldn't let Soviet influence spread to the oil rich Persian Gulf.
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