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Two Nations Live on the Edge
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H-Bomb
  • 1 Million tons of TNT
  • 67 times stronger than Little Boy
  • U.S. exploded the first H-Bomb on Nov. 1, 1952
  • Soviets Aug. 1953

3
Republicans plan for 52 Election
  • Truman decides not to run again
  • Approval rate at an all time low of 23
  • Spread of Communism
  • Korean War
  • Dem. Adlai Stevenson, Gov. of Ill.
  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower

4
President Eisenhower
  • Ikes approach dynamic conservatism
  • Conservative w/
  • Liberal w/human beings

5
Brinkmanship
  • John Foster Dulles, Sec. of State
  • U.S. use all forces (even atomic) against an
    aggressor
  • Brinkmanship Willingness to go to the edge of
    an all-out war.
  • Soviets followed suit.

6
The Warsaw Pact
  • Stalin dies in 53
  • West Germany joins NATO in 55.
  • Fearful, the Soviets formed the Warsaw Pact
  • Military alliance w/seven E. European nations.

7
The Hungarian Uprising
  • Hungary dominated by the Soviet Union
  • Hungarians wanted Democracy
  • November, 1956 Soviet tanks invaded the country
    and killed 30,000 people
  • U.S. / NATO did nothing (Truman Doctrine)

8
Nikita Khrushchev
9
The Space Race
  • October 4, 1957 Soviets launched Sputnik
  • Triumph in Soviet technology
  • January 31, 1958 First U.S. satellite

10
U-2 Spy Plane Incident
  • CIA flew spy missions over the Soviet Union
    starting in the mid. 1950s
  • 1960s Ike wanted the flights discontinued.
  • Summit to be held on the arms race.
  • May 1 Francis Gary Powers shot down over the
    Soviet Union.
  • Flights stopped, Khrushchev called off the summit
  • 1960s opened w/heightened pressure
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Title: Two Nations Live on the Edge


1
Two Nations Live on the Edge
2
H-Bomb
  • 1 Million tons of TNT
  • 67 times stronger than Little Boy
  • U.S. exploded the first H-Bomb on Nov. 1, 1952
  • Soviets Aug. 1953

3
Republicans plan for 52 Election
  • Truman decides not to run again
  • Approval rate at an all time low of 23
  • Spread of Communism
  • Korean War
  • Dem. Adlai Stevenson, Gov. of Ill.
  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower

4
President Eisenhower
  • Ikes approach dynamic conservatism
  • Conservative w/
  • Liberal w/human beings

5
Brinkmanship
  • John Foster Dulles, Sec. of State
  • U.S. use all forces (even atomic) against an
    aggressor
  • Brinkmanship Willingness to go to the edge of
    an all-out war.
  • Soviets followed suit.

6
The Warsaw Pact
  • Stalin dies in 53
  • West Germany joins NATO in 55.
  • Fearful, the Soviets formed the Warsaw Pact
  • Military alliance w/seven E. European nations.

7
The Hungarian Uprising
  • Hungary dominated by the Soviet Union
  • Hungarians wanted Democracy
  • November, 1956 Soviet tanks invaded the country
    and killed 30,000 people
  • U.S. / NATO did nothing (Truman Doctrine)

8
Nikita Khrushchev
9
The Space Race
  • October 4, 1957 Soviets launched Sputnik
  • Triumph in Soviet technology
  • January 31, 1958 First U.S. satellite

10
U-2 Spy Plane Incident
  • CIA flew spy missions over the Soviet Union
    starting in the mid. 1950s
  • 1960s Ike wanted the flights discontinued.
  • Summit to be held on the arms race.
  • May 1 Francis Gary Powers shot down over the
    Soviet Union.
  • Flights stopped, Khrushchev called off the summit
  • 1960s opened w/heightened pressure
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