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Reference FCO 82/48
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Political position and prospects of Senator Muskie, favourite for the 1972 Democrat nomination for the Presidency of the USA (1971)
Description Analysis of Muskie's credentials, character and policies. His views on anti-pollution legislation, foreign policy, Vietnam, free trade and Europe. Dangers of being a front-runner. Difficulty of beating an incumbent President who has launched his own wave of far-reaching proposals. British assessment that Nixon will be a hard man to beat.
Date 1971
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
Places Africa; Cambodia; China; Europe; Germany; Israel; Latin America; Middle East; Poland; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Humphrey, Hubert; Jackson, Henry; Kennedy, Edward Moore; Kosygin, Alexey; Muskie, Edmund; Shriver, Sargent
Topics Arab; Arms; British Embassy; Civil rights; Congress; Democratic Party; Economy; Elections; Environment; foreign policy; Free trade; Oil; Ostpolitik; Pollution; Protectionist; Race; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Tariffs; Trade; Trade unions; troops; United States Navy; Vice President; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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