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Reference FCO 82/265
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title USA: annual review for 1972 (1973)
Description British Ambassador in Washington DC, Lord Cromer, to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Sir Alec Douglas-Home. Lord Cromer's Annual Review for the United States for 1972. The election a triumph for President Nixon. George McGovern's campaign inept. Democratic Party in disarray however the Democrats have retained a majority in Congress. Ireland not an issue in the campaign. The new Administration appointments ingle out some Cabinet members for special status. An absence of militant student or racial protests. An increase in hi-jacking. Corruption and dirty tricks during election campaign. Domestic economic policies achieving success. Establishment of the Committee of Twenty gave hopes of progress on international monetary reform. However the US trade balance remains in the red. The chance of a liberal trade Bill in 1973 are poor. President Nixon triumphs with his visits to China and the Soviet Union. Vietnam negotiations have achieved little. European/US relations likely to be in the forefront of the 1973 Administration's attentions however trade issues could be problematic. Kissinger and Haig. Senator McGovern's proposals on Vietnam; Nixon's rejection of "peace at any price."
Date 1973
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States, China, Soviet Union, Vietnam
Places Africa; Alaska; Asia; Bangladesh; China; Egypt; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Hanoi; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Kuwait; Latin America; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Okinawa; Romania; Russia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Yugoslavia
People Ash, Roy; Connally, John B; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Dent, Frederick B; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Flanigan, Peter; Gray, L Patrick III; Hodgson, James D; Humphrey, Hubert; Kennedy, David Matthew; Kissinger, Henry; Kleindienst, Richard G; Laird, Melvin R; McGovern, George; Meany, George; Morton, Rogers; Peterson, Peter George; Richardson, Elliot; Rumsfeld, Donald; Shriver, Sargent; Shultz, George; Stans, Maurice; Wallace, George
Topics Armed services; Arms; British Embassy; Committee of Twenty; Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Congress; Council of Economic Advisers; Council on International Economic Policy; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Demonstrations; Department of Commerce; Department of State; Desegregation; Detente; Dirty tricks; Draft; Economic policy; Education; Elections; Environmental Protection Agency; Exports; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); Federal Reserve; foreign policy; Health; Hijacking; Inflation; International Economic Policy; Japanese; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Office of Management and Budget; Oil; Payments; Pentagon; Pentagon Papers; Pollution; Price controls; Republican Party; Segregation; State Department; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Supreme Court; Taxes; Terrorism; Textiles; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; Vice President; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal; Year of Europe
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