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1

When did Nixon become president?

1969

2

When was MAD achieved?

1969

3

What were the USA's reasons for wanting détente?

Vietnam
Economy
Kissingers realpolitik
Normalisation

4

How much did Vietnam cost the USA in 1969 alone?

$30 billion

5

What was US inflation in 1970?

6%
had risen

6

What had come to an end by 1970?

USA's post war boom

7

What was USA unemployment in 1970?

5%
had risen

8

What was realpolitik?

The USA reaching realistic goals in their dealings with the USSR instead of engaging in an idealogical struggle

9

What were the USSR motives for détente?

Economics
Nuclear parity
China
3rd world (wanted to expand influence without USA resistance)

10

What was the size of the USSR's economy compared to the USA's?

1/6th

11

How many warheads did the USA and USSR have in 1969?

USA - 28200
USSR - 11000