Henry Kissinger

Standard Name: Kissinger, Henry


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Characters Muriel Spark
Closely modelled on the Watergate scandal of June 1972, this present-tense novel explores the Machiavellian political cunning of the recently appointed Abbess Alexandra, the Richard Nixon figure. Norman Page calls the highly mobile negotiator Sister...


February 1972
US President Richard Nixon took the remarkable step of visiting Beijing with Henry Kissinger for discussions with Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-Tung , restoring relations between China and the USA.
March 1973
Official US troop withdrawals from Vietnam followed on the signing of a cease-fire on 23 January.
7 December 1975
Indonesia under President Suharto invaded East Timor, one day after this move was approved by US President Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger .


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