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  • The US is Trustworthy and will work for the betterment of the world
  • Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev agreed on the SALT I Treaty limiting production of ballistic missiles to the current levels
  • Showed the US and USSR would agree to a compromise for the greater good
  • This is the only way we can work towards easing tensions
  • Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev agreed on the ABM Treaty limiting the research, development, and usage of ABMs to ensure mutual assured destruction preventing one government from attacking the other without facing equal measures of annhilation
  • The US was willing to get its hands dirty for the greater good
  • Operation FUBELT was initiated to overthrow the communist leader of Chile
  • But also revealed many atrocities committed by the US in overthrowing democratically elected leaders
  • In the Southern Strategy, Nixon catered to people in the South, particularly by racist messages to win the favor of voters while keeping the message discrete to avoid alienating the rest of the populace.
  • The strategy helped Nixon garner the almost unanimous approval in the 1972 election.
  • Nixon Defends that the government had no part in the Watergate break in and orders his plumbers to cover up the leak of federal funds going to the criminals. This leads to the pressure causing him to step down from the office of presidency.
  • Nixon steps down from the office of President of the USA leading to a large change in the political workings of a major global power. This also permanently tarnished Nixon's reputation despite him later being pardoned, overshadowing his other achievements.
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