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The Influential Dwight D. Eisenhower

             Eisenhower was one our greatest presidents. Not only was he effective in his presidential position, but he was also a good military chief, politician, and leader. Eisenhower is one of the most influential and productive men in American history, winning the country over by playing a key role in ending the Korean War as well as instituting the Interstate Highway Funding Act.
             From 1950 to 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower served as the Supreme Commander of NATO or North Atlantic Trade Organization. NATO is an association of twenty-eight countries from North America and Europe that are committed to fulfilling the objectives of The North Atlantic Treaty. The main purpose for NATO is to protect the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means. Eisenhower's job was to unite military organizations in Western Europe to develop anti-communist sentiment. .
             In, 1950, when the Korean War started, NATO was one of the crucial factors in helping the fight against North Korea. North Korea, the communist country, broke away from South Korea on June 25, 1950. This was the start of the Korean conflict. .
             NATO has discussions or meetings in which the countries, who are part of NATO, can consult on security issues and have a common goal to fix them. Another goal is to protect fellow NATO countries from aggression. If a NATO country is attacked all of the countries in NATO combine together to assist the sibling country. NATO has helped stop bloodshed in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Eisenhower retired as Supreme Commander of NATO on May 31, 1952. .
             In 1952, Eisenhower won the Republican nomination for President. He beat out Senator Robert Taft for the nomination. Eisenhower's slogan was very simple, but very popular: "I Like Ike". Eisenhower's administrations policies were Korea, communism, and corruption. He promised that he would personally go to Korea to help end the war.

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