Class Notes

During the Eisenhower Administration there was a slight thaw in the Cold War as Nikita Khrushchev took over control of Russia after Stalin’s death. While Khrushchev was a ruthless, cold warrior, so was Ike and Khrushchev knew he was not someone to push too hard. Ike also would not take nuclear weapons off the table when it came to Russia as part of his containment policy.

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