Nixon's Foreign Policy Q & A

Read pages 701 - 703  (History Alive) and answer questions on your own notebook paper:

  1. According to the text, what does Nixon want to do about the "endless conflict" with Super Powers?
  2. According to the text, what is "Realpolitik"?
  3. What is the Nixon Doctrine? How does the Nixon doctrine represent realpolitik?
  4. How does Vietnamization and the U.S. support of the Persian Gulf represent the Nixon Doctrine?
  5. How does the Nixon doctrine backfire in 1973?
  6. According to the text, what is "detente"? How does Nixon use detente to improve relations with China? What does he accomplish?
  7. How does detente improve relations with the Soviet Union? What does Nixon accomplish?