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What Were Two Critical Foreign Policy Goals John Q. Adams...

New postby German » 25 Oct 2012, 04:37

What were two critical foreign policy goals John Q. Adams had for the future, after becoming president?

1825. Adams just became president, after being Sec. of State for 8 years to President Monroe.
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New postby Sage » 25 Oct 2012, 04:37

Adams as Sec of State was instrumental in creating the Monroe Doctrine. There was not much for him to do diplomatically as President. The few achievements of his administration were treaties of reciprocity with a number of nations, including Denmark, Mexico, Prussia and Austria.
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How did the flaws of containment (foreign policy) play a...

New postby Irvin » 25 Oct 2012, 04:37

How did the flaws of containment (foreign policy) play a critical role in the U.S. intervention in Vietnam?

This is for a required college history class but my knowledge of both these topics is pretty sketchy, so any suggestions for answers will be helpful.
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New postby Dierdre » 25 Oct 2012, 04:37

Well, if George Kennan's theory of containment had worked better, they might not have had to go to Vietnam. China might not have been communist, nor Cuba. Because if America had been able to contain communism like the plan was designed to do, Russia would have never been able to spread its infectious communism, thus, no communism in Vietnam, thus, no Vietnam War. The problem with containment, though, was that the only way we would have really been able to contain it was through a hot war, and if that had happened, well, the nuclear weapons might have been used. What we tried to do was cut USSR off economically with the Marshall Plan, which gave monetary aid to those who had been ravaged by the war. However, we didn't offer it to Russia because they were communists. That didn't work, so instead of fighting the USSR, we decided to try to contain communism.
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Has Hillary ever given a speech that was critical of any...

New postby Jermaine » 25 Oct 2012, 04:37

Has Hillary ever given a speech that was critical of any policy of China? Will she ever meet the Dalai Lama?

.Or does she not want to 'bite' the hand that finances her campaign?
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New postby Shana » 25 Oct 2012, 04:37

Hillery does whatever China tells her to do. She is paid well and would not want to be in their disfavor. They play even rougher than she does.
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