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Kennedy and Diefenbaker

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Chris Pennington

Kennedy Diefenbaker January 31st origins of the feud both had totally different backgrounds Kennedy rich and from an affluent family he was a Senator at a young age charisma whereas Diefcame from humble backgrounds dealt with many defeats and thus had an innate resent towards Kennedy Dief was a Con and Kennedy relatively Liberal DemocratDief was very sensitive to criticism whereas Kennedy was serenely selfassuredKennedy was unable to read how to treat DiefIke treated Dief as an equal but Kennedy did no such thing aside from these there were real policy differences between the twoand Canada and the US at large OAS body of NA and LA nations presumed by Canada to have been dominated by the US since its inception there had always been a Canadian chair but Canada never opted to join the OASthis had much to do with the fact that Canada had serious ties with GB there was a hesitance to join an organization that was dominated by the US trade with communist countries when China and Cuba went communist it was a serious blow to the USthe American response was to isolate the countries by means mostly of trade embargoes Ike had refused to meet with Castro when he had visited Cuba was very well received by the Soviets there were two options on how to deal with the Cubans isolati
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