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Chapter 26 Section 4- Two Nations Live on the Edge

Chapter 26 Section 4- Two Nations Live on the Edge

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 Notes taken from,
The Americans,
 by McDougal LittelU.S. History Jason Saba
CHAPTER 26: ³Cold War Conflicts´ ______________________________________________________ 
Section 4: Two Nations Live on the Edge
One Americans Story:
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Brinkmanship Rules U.S. Policy
Russia¶s atomic bomb
U.S. need for stronger bombRace for the H-Bomb
H-
Bomb:
hydrogen bomb; 67x more lethal than the atom bombU.S. developed the first H-BombRussia, 1 year later, developed an H-Bomb as wellThe Policy of Brinkmanship
Dwight D. Eisenhower:
 president at the time
John Foster Dulles:
anti-communist secretary of stateDulles wanted the U.S. to use all its power to destroy Communism (including the H-Bomb)
Brinkmanship:
the willingness of the United States, under President Eisenhower, to goto the edge of all-out war. The U.S. trimmed its army and navy and expanded its air force(which would deliver the bombs) and its buildup of nuclear weaponsAmerican public in fear (shelters and air-raid procedures)
The Cold War Spreads Around the World
U.S. relied heavily on CIA
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):
used spies to gather information abroad and beganto carry out covert, or secret, operations to weaken or overthrow governments unfriendlyto the U.S.Covert Actions in the Middle East and Latin AmericaIran¶s economy was faltered
U.S. fear of Communism in Iran
CIA gave $ to anIranian group against the new leader U.S. fear of Communism in Guatemala
CIA trains army
invasion of Guatemala
 Dictator ruled GuatemalaThe Warsaw PactWestern Alliance = NATOSoviet and European Alliance =
Warsaw Pact
A Summit in GenevaEisenhower & Soviets meet in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss allowing air flights over e/o countries
Soviets reject proposalThe Suez War U.S. & U.K. finance construction of a dam in EgyptU.S. found out that Egypt was also receiving aid from the Soviets
angry Americans
  pulled back aid
angry Egyptians
Egypt took the Suez Canal from U.K. and France
 angry French & British

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