Dwight D foreign policy

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Dwight D. Eisenhower : 

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Election of 1952 : 

Election of 1952 The Republicans chose General Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Ike) Adlai Stevenson was the Democratic nominee. He was portrayed as “Adlai the appeaser”. Eisenhower defeated Stevenson by a margin of 442 to 89 electoral votes.

Eisenhower’s Foreign Policy : 

Eisenhower’s Foreign Policy

Ike’s Foreign Policy : 

Ike’s Foreign Policy Ike was forced to deal with Korea immediately The Korean War ended in July of 1953 POW’s from North Korea and China wanted to stay in South Korea On July 27. 1953, an armistice was reached to end the fighting. The 38th Parallel (separating North and South Korea) became one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world

Ike’s Foreign Policy : 

Ike’s Foreign Policy Ike’s New Look Eisenhower believed that the threat of “massive retaliation”, or nuclear deterrence, would warn off any attacks from the U.S.S.R. The death of Stalin led to a new Soviet leader in Nikita Khrushchev. Khrushchev talked about a “peaceful co-existence” with capitalist nations.

New Look : 

New Look Eisenhower’s “New Look” was aimed at reducing the military budget If the military’s expenditures went unchecked, the economy would suffer. He also believed that the biggest threat the U.S. economy was the military-industrial complex. The military-industrial complex was the domination of the military in the U.S. economy. The new strategy would focus on more airpower, advanced nuclear weapons and covert action.

Ike’s Foreign Policy : 

Ike’s Foreign Policy U.S.-Soviet relations Both nations began to discuss arms limitations Eisenhower proposed the “Open Skies” initiative, which would allow the two nations to use reconnaissance flights over each other’s territory to verify the disarmament. The Soviets refused but the Cold War tension was decreasing

Ike’s Foreign Policy : 

Ike’s Foreign Policy U.S. in the Third World The U.S. used the CIA as a tool to prevent the spread of communism The CIA helped topple governments in Latin America, often replacing legitimate governments with oppressive regimes that supported U.S. interests. Eisenhower also used economic strategies (trade and aid) to fight communism and gain U.S. influence in the Third World.

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