Two Nations Live on the Edge. BRINKMANSHIP!. 1949 Soviets detonates their own atomic bomb, which sparks the beginning of the Nuclear arms race. The United States develops the H-Bomb. Soviets quickly develop their own . Brinkmanship Rules U.S. Policy.
The United States develops the H-Bomb.
Soviets quickly develop their own.Brinkmanship Rules U.S. Policy
Dulles creates the Policy of Brinkmanship
The United States threatens to use all of its weapons (including nuclear) against any country that threatens them.
Willingness to go to the “Brink” of war.The Policy of Brinkmanship
Removed the Prime minister of Iran.
Overthrew the government of Guatemala.The Cold War Spreads Around the World
“If world communism captures any American State, however small, a new and perilous front is established which will increase the danger to the entire free world and require even greater sacrifices from the American people.
This situation in Guatemala had become so dangerous that the American States could not ignore it. At Caracas last March, the American States held their Tenth Inter-American Conference. They then adopted a momentous statement. They declared that "the domination or control of the political institutions of any American State by the international Communist movement…would constitute a threat to the sovereignty and political independence of the American States, endangering the peace of America.”
After West Germany rearms, Soviets form Warsaw Pact.
Eisenhower approached the Soviets in Geneva to allow a “open skies” policy, which would allow for openness of each others military strength.
Soviets refused.A Summit in Geneva
Great Britain, France and Israel, declare war on Egypt.
The Soviets support Egypt and threaten retaliation against the invaders.
The United States then threatens the Soviets which causes a standoff.
The United Nation eventually negotiates a cease fire.Crisis in the Middle East
As the threat of Hungary leaving the Warsaw Pact became real, the Soviets invaded.
Creation of the Eisenhower Doctrine.
The United States would defend all Middle Eastern countries against communism.Soviet Aggression in Hungary
Results on an emphasis of education in the United States.
American Spy plane is shot down over the Soviet Union.
This effects US – Soviet relations.The Cold War Takes to the Skies