Richard Nixon, having been fully briefed and better-prepared for Operation Mongoose, would have prosecuted the Bay of Pigs Invasion better than John Kennedy, the result being that the Cuban overthrow of Fidel Castro might have succeeded; and Castro may have been assassinated or relegated to the dustbin of history.
·It has been said that Nixon advocated the use of tactical nuclear weapons at Diem Bien Phu, IndoChina in 1954. Would he have "pulled the trigger" during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October, 1962? Or, considering that Nikita Kruschev had sized him up to be a more substantial leader than Kennedy, and Nixon having succeeded at Cuba in 1961, would Kruschev never dared infiltrate missiles on to the Communist island with Nixon in the White House?
·Would Nixon have okayed the overthrow of the South Vietnamese government in 1963, and if not, how would this have changed the complexion of Southeastern Asian politics?
·Nixon would not have been assassinated at Dallas in 1963.
·Lyndon Johnson would have challenged Kennedy for the Democrat nomination again in 1964. The civil rights situation in the South might have made him the candidate of choice with Democrats to "broker" a deal with Southern governors.
·Would America have had a Civil Rights Act of 1964? What about the Voting Rights Act, the Great Society, and the medical legislation of the 1960s and 1970s?
·Would Nixon have "bombed Vietnam to the stone age," as many Republicans are said to have advocated in the early to mid-1960s? Had he done so, would Vietnam have been a war of attrition involving American troops for nine years? What would have been the reaction of the U.S.S.R. and Red China?
·Would the Space Race have gone on as scheduled?
·What would have been the Kennedy legacy? Robert Kennedy would not have been assassinated in 1968. Ted Kennedy would not have been elected to the Senate. Would JFK have faded away or come back strong for another try at the White House, or would he have eventually lost the drive and attempted to buy the Boston Red Sox from Tom Yawkey?
·What would have been America's relationship with Communist states in the 1970s? Would Henry Kissinger have emerged as a leading statesman, and with what President? What about opening China, "linkage" foreign policy, tri-partite negotiations that played the Soviets against the Chinese, and détente?
·Would Nixon have been as "liberal" as he was in signing much of Johnson's legislation?
·Would Watergate have occurred? Was Nixon psychologically pre-disposed to seek revenge against perceived enemies, and thus was a Nixon scandal inevitable no matter when he inherited the Presidency?
·Without Watergate, would media bias become as prevalent against the GOP? At the same time, what "secrets" now exposed by investigative journalists about medicine and many subjects still be in the closet?
·Had Nixon succeeded, would the time ever have been right for Ronald Reagan and his conservative revolution?
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