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Chapter 18 Section 4. Brinkmanship and Nuclear Arms Race. Brinkmanship. Dwight Eisenhower and John Dulles take office Each side has H-Bomb capacity Staunchly anti-communist Presidency Brinkmanship : promise to use all force, including nuclear weapons to defend against any aggressor nation

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Chapter 18 section 4

Chapter 18Section 4

Brinkmanship and Nuclear Arms Race


Brinkmanship

Brinkmanship

  • Dwight Eisenhower and John Dulles take office

    • Each side has H-Bomb capacity

    • Staunchly anti-communist Presidency

  • Brinkmanship: promise to use all force, including nuclear weapons to defend against any aggressor nation

    • Air Force expansion


Race for hydrogen bomb

Race for Hydrogen Bomb

  • 1949: first soviet nuclear weapon

    • Sparks competition to detonate a deadlier weapon

  • November 1, 1952

    • US detonates first Hydrogen bomb

    • 67 times stronger than Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • 1953: Soviets strike again


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Fear

  • Americans began to have daily fear of nuclear war

  • Schools and families practiced air-raid drills


Warsaw pact and geneva

Warsaw Pact and Geneva

  • West Germany gains military power in 1955 and joins NATO

    • Russia creates Warsaw in fear of West Germany

      • 7 Communist nations

  • Geneva: “open skies”-Eisenhower proposes idea for Soviets and US to fly over each other’s countries

    • failed


Suez canal

Suez Canal

  • United States and Britain offer to build a canal

    • Egypt plays each side receiving help from Soviets as well

      • Dulles cuts off aid

    • Egypt claims the canal as their own and refuses to let supply ships into Israel

    • Britain, France, and Israel seize the canal to protect oil interests

    • UN intervenes and returns canal to Egypt


Eisenhower doctrine

Eisenhower Doctrine

  • January 1957

  • Soviets gained popularity because of Egypt and Suez Canal

    • Eisenhower vows to attack any communist aggression in Middle East


U2 incident

U2 incident

  • CIA run operation-spied on Soviet troop movement and nuclear weapons

    • U2 plane flew at untraceable height

  • Despite Soviet knowledge, missions continue

  • Eisenhower wanted to cancel mission, but Dulles wanted to fly one more


U2 continued

U2 continued..

  • Francis Gary Powers is shot down by Soviets

    • Humiliated Americans, crucial mistake in regards to Soviet-American peace talks

    • Eisenhower was scheduled to travel to Soviet Union

    • Check my glogster


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