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2 Advance organizer  Richard Nixon rose through the political ranks as a staunch anti- communist; however, the policy of his predecessors brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and brought the U.S. into an expensive and increasingly unpopular war.  Nixon embraced the policy of détente, a relaxing of tensions with the communist world. He negotiated the SALT I Treaty, established relations with Communist China, and established the Nixon Doctrine of assisting allies with money and weapons, but not with U.S. troops.  The Nixon Doctrine was applied in Vietnam with the Vietnamization of the war. Nixon declared “Peace with Honor” when the last U.S. troops left Vietnam, but Saigon fell to the communists just two years later.  Nixon employed the Madman Theory so that his adversaries would believe he was unpredictable.

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8 TH E PIN K LA DY

9 Ike & Dulles

10 M.A. D. Mutually Assured Destruction

11 BRINKMANS HIP

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14 FLEXIBLE RESPONSE Kennedy & Johnson Photo © Daniel Siskind Used with Permission

15 LIMIT ED WAR

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17 Photo by: Fank Wolfe

18 BETT ER RE D THAN DEAD?

19 A relaxing of Cold War tensions Photo © Ben PascoeBen Pascoe Used with Permission

20 Photo by johnrudolphmueller johnrudolphmueller

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23 Deal with other nations based on practical rather than ideological considerations.

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25 CHE ERS, COM MIES!

26 Only Nixon could go to China. Photo by Jakub HałunJakub Hałun

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28 SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Photo by JD HancockJD Hancock

29 First discussions between U.S. and U.S.S.R. on arms limitations. Photo by JD HancockJD Hancock

30 Nixon and Brezhnev (1973)

31 Nixon doctrine [The U.S.] shall furnish military and economic assistance when requested in accordance with our treaty commitments. But we shall look to the nation directly threatened to assume the primary responsibility of providing the manpower for its defense.

32 Money? YE S! Nixon doctrine

33 Weapons? YE S! Nixon doctrine

34 Troops? Nixon doctrine NO !

35 Vietnamizat ion The Nixon Doctrine in Action

36 YOU R TROOPS

37 O ur TANKS

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40 MADMAN THEORY “I call it the Madman Theory… I want the North Vietnamese to believe I've reached the point where I might do anything to stop the war. We'll just slip the word to them that, ‘for God's sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about communism. We can't restrain him when he's angry—and he has his hand on the nuclear button!’” Art by wamslerwamsler

41 SUMMARY  Richard Nixon rose through the political ranks as a staunch anti- communist; however, the policy of his predecessors brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and brought the U.S. into an expensive and increasingly unpopular war.  Nixon embraced the policy of détente, a relaxing of tensions with the communist world. He negotiated the SALT I Treaty, established relations with Communist China, and established the Nixon Doctrine of assisting allies with money and weapons, but not with U.S. troops.  The Nixon Doctrine was applied in Vietnam with the Vietnamization of the war. Nixon declared “Peace with Honor” when the last U.S. troops left Vietnam, but Saigon fell to the communists just two years later.  Nixon employed the Madman Theory so that his adversaries would believe he was unpredictable.

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