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Reference FCO 82/174
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Presidential Elections of 1972 in United States (1972)
Description Reports on the prospects of a landslide victory for Nixon, the results from the primaries and the campaign issues including the Vietnam War and considerable support for President Nixon's policy of peace on conditions which might allow the US to escape from the situation with some dignity which has a wide appeal in the Mid West ahead of McGovern's proposal that the US get out of Vietnam completely within ninety days of his accession as President. McGovern's other foreign policies including his stance on China, Japan, Europe, the Soviet Union, World Power Balance, Discussion between Dr Abram Chayes, Senator McGovern's foreign affairs adviser and Mr Royle in which they discuss the McGovern's foreign policy including the withdrawal of US forces in Europe under the MBFR agreement and the issue of the Vietnam War continuing and the increasing amount of US POW in Vietnam. List of Senate seats to be contested as well as Governorships.
Date 1972
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries China, Japan, Vietnam, Soviet Union, United States
Places Africa; Alaska; Asia; Bangladesh; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Egypt; Europe; France; Germany; Hanoi; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Korea; Laos; Latin America; Mediterranean; Mexico; Middle East; Netherlands; Pakistan; Peru; Poland; Russia; South East Asia; Southern Africa; Soviet Union; Thailand; Uganda; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Connally, John B; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Drower, Bill; Humphrey, Hubert; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Johnston, Bennett; Kraft, Joseph; McCormack, John William; McGovern, George; Meany, George; Mills, Wilbur; Nixon, Richard M; Shriver, Sargent; Truman, Harry S.; Wallace, George; Wilson, Harold
Topics Aid; Arab; Arms; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Census; Civil rights; Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP); Communist; Congress; Conservation; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Demonstrations; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Domino theory; Draft; Drugs; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Environment; European Security; Exports; foreign policy; Gubernatorial; Health; Inflation; Isolationism; Japanese; Kidnapping; Lockheed; Mid-Term elections; Ministry of Defence; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Payments; Pentagon; Pollution; Poverty; Presidential candidates; Price controls; Race; Recession; Refugees; Republican Party; Socialism; Supreme Court; Taxation; Taxes; Terrorism; The Nine; Trade; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; Vice President; Vietnam War; Wages; Warsaw Pact; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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