This is their final effort to turn one nation against another in the vain hope that they may be settling with one or two at a time -- that any of us may be so gullible and so forgetful as to be deuped into make "deals" at the expense of our allies.
It ended at the Washington Conference of with the first major arms-limitation treaty ever and a new political settlement for East Asia. Moreover, Stalin had increased his influence in the Russian zone of Germany as if it belonged to Russia.
Recognizing that the crisis could easily escalate into nuclear war, Khrushchev finally agreed to remove the missiles in return for an American pledge not to reinvade Cuba. The course of an arms race has frequently exacerbated a sense of rivalry and occasionally even determined the timing of a war; but most often it has ended in a political settlement between rivals or in a decision by one side to moderate its buildup.
America, Russia, and the Cold War6th ed. The Origins of the Cold War. Jimmy Carter had been elected president inand although he was able to hammer out a second arms limitation agreement with Brezhnev, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan significantly soured U.
Atomic Energy Commission David Lillienthal. The United States believed that the Soviet Union had agreed to a worldwide standoff, while the Soviets considered it their obligation to continue to support revolutions anywhere in the world against what they regarded as oppression.
Senator John F. The Marshall Plan provided billions of dollars in economic assistance to eliminate the political instability that could open the way for communist takeovers of democratically elected governments.
It was fueled by Japanese efforts to expand their political influence in East Asia and by an American attempt to gain greater political leverage over Britain.