Talk:Geneva Summit (1955)
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Didn't the U-2 incident have a lot to do with this, as it happened the night before?Watersoftheoasis 16:00, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
The Gary Powers spy-plane incident you refer to occurred in 1960 on the eve of the Paris summit meeting.
On a different note, I see no reason why the Eisenhower-Khrushchev Geneva summit should be combined under the same article as the summits in the Reagan era. In a broad article on "Geneva" that might be appropriate, but I think the Eisenhower conference should be separate from the Reagan talks. Furthermore, this article in general needs some serious work.
For example, look no further than this passage: "International tensions were at its peak during the Cold War and the Soviet Union was in a heated search for power, and was not afraid to use force in order to occupy markets and extend their influence. This was in direct opposition to the U.S.A.’s attempt at the expansion of peace, liberty, and stable international diplomacy."
Tell that to a Guatemalan!
Following through on the source for that section (http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/H/1994/ch11_p2.htm) one finds that that information doesn't even address this period of the Cold War. Not only does that part need to be revised, but a better source should be provided (i.e., a citation to Walter Lafeber or John Lewis Gaddis--perhaps to show how different historians view this).
Furthermore, there were several meetings at Geneva between the superpowers, and there's nothing in this article (as of 5/07) that even mentions Nitze's famous "walk in the woods" with Yuli Kvitsinsky in 1982. HMaar 22:24, 20 May 2007 (UTC)