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First look at International Relations 1953-1962
Did International Relations improve or deteriorate during this period? That is the question you must
try to answer in this talk.
Below are a couple of first looks at the two sides (not exhaustive) A case can be made out for both .....
Many see the climax of worsening relations to be 1961/2 with Berlin and Cuba....others see the
progression from 1954 as positive. They would even argue that the Berlin Wall, for instance, made relations clearer and therefore easier......
For many, the death of Stalin (1953) had heralded a new era and in 1954, the Geneva talks witnessed
the end of hostilities in both Korea and Indochina. In 1954, Eisenhower announced that the main fight against communism in the future would
be economic and not military. In what Foster Dulles called the "New Look" policy, the US defence policy would be based on a "great
capacity to retaliate.." In other words, he was making an adjustment to the policy of Containment. In 1955, Khrushchev was talking of
"Coexistence" and, following the initiative of GB, he met with Eisenhower in Geneva in what was to be the first of many "summits". There,
Eisenhower offered the "Open Skies" policy........
1950s Arms Race, Space Race U2s
1956 Hungarian uprising and Soviet invasion
Continuing disagreement over Berlin
1960 Gary Powers & Breakdown of Paris summit
1961 Bay of Pigs
1961 Berlin Wall
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
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