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Reference FCO 82/42
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Annual review for USA in 1970 (1971)
Description Summary of British views on Nixon's performance during the year. British Ambassador John Freeman's Annual Review for 1970 focusing on Nixon's foreign policy record including his handling of Vietnamization, troop withdrawals, intervention in Cambodia, the Middle East, support for NATO and the enlargement of the EEC, as well as improved relations with the Soviet Union. Poor showing in mid-term elections. Domestic difficulties were due to the state of the economy, high unemployment, inflation, strikes and an upsurge in protectionism. US/UK relations. Nixon's troublesome relations with US Congress and his strategy to try to secure re-election in 1972.
Date 1971
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Cambodia, Soviet Union
Places Africa; Asia; Australia; Bahamas; Britain; Cambodia; China; Cuba; Europe; Geneva; Germany; Hanoi; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Korea; Laos; Middle East; New Zealand; Pakistan; Rhodesia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Southern Africa; Soviet Union; Spain; Suez Canal; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Yugoslavia
People Anne, HRH Princess; Bruce, David K; Bush, George H W; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Finch, Robert H; Freeman, John; Haynsworth, Clement jnr; Hickel, Walter Joseph; Kennedy, David Matthew; Kennedy, Edward Moore; Laird, Melvin R; Morton, Rogers; Nol, Lon; Truman, Harry S.; Wales, HRH the Prince of; Wallace, George; Wilson, Harold
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Arms; British Embassy; Burden sharing; Campus Violence; Census; Civil rights; Communist; Congress; Crime; Defence; Demonstrations; Department of State; Desegregation; Draft; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; European Security; foreign policy; General Motors; Gubernatorial; Health; Inflation; Law and Order; Mid-Term elections; Military Procurement Bill; Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Office of Management and Budget; Ostpolitik; Pollution; Price controls; Protectionism; Protectionist; Republican Party; Segregation; Silent majority; State Department; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Strikes; Supreme Court; Taxation; Terrorism; Textiles; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations General Assembly; Vice President; Vietnam War; Voting age; Wages; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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