The symbolic relationship between foreing policy,domestic issues and economic constraints.

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In every country, there exists a symbolic relationship between foreign policy and between two factors: Where a country is located and the domestic issues or economic constraints. Depending on economic strength, military power and the type of government of a country, the foreign policies will vary. Post World War II, in the 1960's, foreign policies of the U.S were proposed, reviewed and put to use according to the foreign problem/ political event. In the case of the Vietnam War, there was failure to create public support and consensus.

In May of 1960, a United States U-2 unarmed reconnaissance plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers (from the C.I.A.) was shot down by Soviet Military authorities.

President Eisenhower felt that this incident had put an end to his title of "peacemaker". The U-2 incident opened tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. Khrushchev saw the flying of the plane as an "aggressive act" and if repeated, "it will be obliged to take retaliatory measures".

These hostile measures of the Soviet Union towards the United States opened tensions, which began a continuation of the Cold War. Past tensions were started due to the industry boom in the United States. Which cause businesses to want access to raw materials from Europe. Americans also wanted to be able to sell the goods to European countries aswell. Post World War II, Stalin gave a speech saying that the Soviet Union would concentrate more on producing weapons rather than goods. The United States took this as a declaration of war. The United States establishes a policy of containment. This policy, was an effort to stop the Soviets attempt to spread alliance with weaker


countries (ex; Germany). The spread of the Soviet views would cause the weaker countries not to supply the United...