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Darryl Fagan Sauberman Pd5 06-05-00 Political Policies Between The United States and The Soviet Union During the 1970s One can not effectively interpret world political policies of the 1970s without the inclusion of the relationship known as dtente and the breakdown there of The breakdown of the 1970s dtente can be attributed to many different issues and events In researching these events the varying opinions from both world superpowers which would establish the failure of dtente in history as a breakdown in communication and talks between the United States White House and the Soviet Unions Kremlin with the collapse of dtente marking the end of the 1970s During the 1976 presidential campaign the tension between the objective of transformation and the importance of coexistence became crucial Conservatives criticized dtente for not moderating the Soviets involvement in the Third World transformation to communism In the United States many saw accumulative series of Soviet interventions which involved military means Angola Ethiopia Kampuchea Afghanistan as a pattern of Soviet expansion which was not consistent with dtente Many actually believed that these expansionist moves were encouraged by dtente Ultimately the expectations that dtente would achieve more were held by both powers It was the failure to satisfy these expectations which led to its demise Kissinger suggested that dtente with all its weaknesses should be judged not against some ideal but against what would have happened in its absence Dtente did not cause the Soviet arms build-up nor could it have stopped it However it may have slowed it down or made it more benign Garthoff 19941123 Perhaps dtente could be viewed not as a method of preventing or deterring tension which might lead to war but as a way of postponing their effect until the United States could more effectively deal with them By 1976 dtente was a controversial term with both left and right hands of the disagreement criticizing its development
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