French term, meaning a relaxing or easing it is primarily used in reference the general reduction in the tension between Profile

to the Soviet Union the United States a thawing of the Cold War occurring from the late 1960s until the start of the 1980s

Détente

Leonid Brezhnev and the rest of the Soviet leadership felt that the economic burden Causes of the nuclear arms race was unsustainable

hoped improved relations Brezhnev and Nixon each would boost their domestic popularity secure their power

was a United States policy

Cold War's landmarks

uniting military, economic, and diplomatic strategies limit the spread of Communism to enhance America’ security s influence abroad

prevent a "domino effect"

Containment
was a response

to a series of moves by the Soviet Union to expand Communist influence in Eastern Europe, China, and Korea

It represented a middle-ground position between

appeasement rollback

was a foreign policy theory

during the 1950s to 1980s promoted at times by the US government

speculated that

if one land in a region came under the influence of communism then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect small in itself will cause a similar change nearby

Domino Theory
suggests that some change

which then

will cause another similar change and so on in linear sequence

by analogy to a falling row of dominoes standing on end
Cold War II.mmap - 02/06/2009 - Carlos Mondragón

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