History UsefulNotes / DwightDEisenhower

27th Jan '16 5:04:53 PM nombretomado
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* As a humourous take on an instance of NamesTheSame, his campaign slogan "We like Ike!" was used in ''[[SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' to cheer on [[NamesTheSame another guy named]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike]].
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* As a humourous take on an instance of NamesTheSame, his campaign slogan "We like Ike!" was used in ''[[SuperSmashBros ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' to cheer on [[NamesTheSame another guy named]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike]].
24th Jan '16 6:36:08 PM nombretomado
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* Ike appears at the beginning of ''SupermanRedSon'', first announcing the existence of Soviet Superman to the United States, and later privately lamenting the forthcoming UsefulNotes/ColdWar escalation to his aides, one of whom is ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, who in that universe is the government agent that Ike assigns to monitor ComicBook/LexLuthor's progress on coming up with a way to beat Superman.
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* Ike appears at the beginning of ''SupermanRedSon'', ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', first announcing the existence of Soviet Superman to the United States, and later privately lamenting the forthcoming UsefulNotes/ColdWar escalation to his aides, one of whom is ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, who in that universe is the government agent that Ike assigns to monitor ComicBook/LexLuthor's progress on coming up with a way to beat Superman.
10th Jan '16 5:24:41 PM JamesAustin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'', Mr. Anderson is touring the White House. He stares at the portrait of Eisenhower lamenting "Where are you when we need you, Ike?"
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHeadDoAmerica'', Mr. Anderson is touring the White House. He stares at the portrait of Eisenhower lamenting "Where are you when we need you, Ike?"
10th Jan '16 5:09:45 PM JamesAustin
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->''"I Like Ike!"''\\ --'''Eisenhower campaign slogan'''
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->''"I Like Ike!"''\\ --'''Eisenhower Ike!"'' -->--'''Eisenhower campaign slogan'''
30th Dec '15 1:39:42 PM Anddrix
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* Ike appears at the beginning of ''SupermanRedSon'', first announcing the existence of Soviet Superman to the United States, and later privately lamenting the forthcoming UsefulNotes/ColdWar escalation to his aides, one of whom is ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, who in that universe is the government agent that Ike assigns to monitor SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor's progress on coming up with a way to beat Superman.
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* Ike appears at the beginning of ''SupermanRedSon'', first announcing the existence of Soviet Superman to the United States, and later privately lamenting the forthcoming UsefulNotes/ColdWar escalation to his aides, one of whom is ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, who in that universe is the government agent that Ike assigns to monitor SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor's ComicBook/LexLuthor's progress on coming up with a way to beat Superman.
10th Dec '15 8:44:04 AM HeraldAlberich
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Eisenhower was made the Governor of the American Zone in Germany, where he helped bring in food and medicine for the German citizens. He served as Chief of Staff for President UsefulNotes/HarryTruman and, later, as the first supreme commander of NATO during the beginning years of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. He was courted by both major parties in 1948, but declined to run. He was "drafted" by Republicans in 1952 and won the general election in a ten-point victory and Electoral College landslide. It was the first time a Republican nominee won since [[UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover 1928]].[[note]]In fact, the main reason why he finally decided to run for president as a Republican was because he felt that the country needed a change in leadership after 20 years of the Democrats winning the White House.[[/note]] Additionally, he won reelection in 1956 by an even larger margin. His campaign slogan was "I Like Ike", which was meant to be worn on buttons and bumper stickers to show support. The unpopular and sour-faced UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, then a commie-fighting Senator from California, was his running mate; Ike tried to make Nixon a Cabinet member during his second term, but Tricky Dicky insisted on staying on as the VP. Eisenhower was also president of [[IvyLeague Columbia University]] from 1948 to 1953, which gave him administrative experience for his years as the nation's president.
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Eisenhower was made the Governor of the American Zone in Germany, where he helped bring in food and medicine for the German citizens. He served as Chief of Staff for President UsefulNotes/HarryTruman and, later, as the first supreme commander of NATO during the beginning years of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. He was courted by both major parties in 1948, but declined to run. He was "drafted" by Republicans in 1952 and won the general election in a ten-point victory and Electoral College landslide. It was the first time a Republican nominee won since [[UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover 1928]].[[note]]In fact, the main reason why he finally decided to run for president as a Republican was because he felt that the country needed a change in leadership after 20 years of the Democrats winning the White House.[[/note]] Additionally, he won reelection in 1956 by an even larger margin. His campaign slogan was "I Like Ike", which was meant to be worn on buttons and bumper stickers to show support. The unpopular and sour-faced UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, then a commie-fighting Senator from California, was his running mate; Ike tried to make Nixon a Cabinet member during his second term, but Tricky Dicky insisted on staying on as the VP. Eisenhower was also president of [[IvyLeague [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Columbia University]] from 1948 to 1953, which gave him administrative experience for his years as the nation's president.
28th Nov '15 10:58:09 AM nombretomado
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* In the first episode of ''{{Scrubs}}'', Dr Cox checks on the state of an elderly male patient by [[DoNotTauntCthulhu remarking]] that "Eisenhower was a sissy." He then jumps back and puts his fists up in defence. The patient's lack of response is taken as evidence that he is still comatose.
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* In the first episode of ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr Cox checks on the state of an elderly male patient by [[DoNotTauntCthulhu remarking]] that "Eisenhower was a sissy." He then jumps back and puts his fists up in defence. The patient's lack of response is taken as evidence that he is still comatose.
10th Nov '15 9:58:36 PM MrZAP
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The unanimous Supreme Court ruling in ''Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka'' (1954) outlawed school segregation and seriously kicked off the CivilRightsMovement. Supporting their ruling, he ordered the desegregation of DC schools (per ''Bolling v. Sharpe'') and would later [[BigDamnHeroes send down the 101st Airborne Division]] [[PetTheDog to enforce the inclusion of black students]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in the high school at Little Rock, Arkansas]] after Governor Orval Faubus called up the Arkansas National Guard to block desegregation. He also proposed two Civil Rights Acts to Congress in 1957 and 1960, which were the first passed since Reconstruction ended in 1877, created the Commission on Civil Rights, and completed Truman’s process of desegregating the military. Eisenhower has often been criticized for not doing enough to support the Civil Rights Movement; he did ''personally'' support it, but he believed that the President could only help them to a limited extent and that changing things suddenly would [[{{Foreshadowing}} lead to some people taking violent action to try and stop it]]. Other notable moments of the Civil Rights Movement during his time include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the murder of black youth Emmett Till, African American student Autherine Lucy's admittance to the University of Alabama via court order, and the start of the sit-in movements. In 1958, Eisenhower met with notable African American leaders in 1958, including Martin Luther King, Jr. He also supported the very unfortunate policy of "termination," where Native Americans were forced to move off of reservations and into cities in order to assimilate into white culture. Like nearly all things the federal government has done to Native Americans, this did not help them in the slightest.
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The unanimous Supreme Court ruling in ''Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka'' (1954) outlawed school segregation and seriously kicked off the CivilRightsMovement. Supporting their ruling, he ordered the desegregation of DC schools (per ''Bolling v. Sharpe'') and would later [[BigDamnHeroes send down the 101st Airborne Division]] [[PetTheDog to enforce the inclusion of black students]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in the high school at Little Rock, Arkansas]] after Governor Orval Faubus called up the Arkansas National Guard to block desegregation. He also proposed two Civil Rights Acts to Congress in 1957 and 1960, which were the first passed since Reconstruction ended in 1877, created the Commission on Civil Rights, and completed Truman’s process of desegregating the military. Eisenhower has often been criticized for not doing enough to support the Civil Rights Movement; he did ''personally'' support it, but he believed that the President could only help them to a limited extent and that changing things suddenly would [[{{Foreshadowing}} lead to some people taking violent action to try and stop it]]. Other notable moments of the Civil Rights Movement during his time include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the murder of black youth Emmett Till, African American student Autherine Lucy's admittance to the University of Alabama via court order, and the start of the sit-in movements. In 1958, Eisenhower met with notable African American leaders in 1958, leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr. He also supported the very unfortunate policy of "termination," where Native Americans were forced to move off of reservations and into cities in order to assimilate into white culture. Like nearly all things the federal government has done to Native Americans, this did not help them in the slightest.
10th Nov '15 9:50:21 PM MrZAP
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Eisenhower saw a number of promotions throughout UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, eventually reaching the ranks of General of the Army (five-stars) and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. He was one of the most gifted leaders on the Allied side, and was responsible for some of the most important American victories in the European and North African theaters. He was the commander of both Operation Torch (the Allied landings on North Africa) and Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily). President UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt then chose him to plan the Allied invasion of northern Europe. Codenamed [[AwesomeMcCoolname Operation Overlord]], but best known as D-Day, the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy (part of northern France) were a very risky move (he actually had [[ItsAllMyFault a speech assuming full responsibility ready]] in case it failed) that, luckily, paid off. His record on strategic choices during the drive across France is mixed, but two things rarely in dispute are that he never passed the buck to others when things went wrong, and that he was a master at coalition warfare, keeping the British, Americans, Canadians, French, Poles, and others focused on fighting the Germans rather than on their disagreements with each. Eisenhower continued to supervise the western front for the remainder of the war and was present at the German surrender. He was also one of the first Allied leaders to see the concentration camps in Germany, and he ordered both the military and news crews to document everything they saw [[GenreSavvy knowing some would deny it really happened]]. He famously wrote [[TearJerker "We are told the American soldier does not know what he is fighting for. Now, at least, he will know what he is fighting against."]]
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Eisenhower saw a number of promotions throughout UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, eventually reaching the ranks of General of the Army (five-stars) and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. He was one of the most gifted leaders on the Allied side, and was responsible for some of the most important American victories in the European and North African theaters. He was the commander of both Operation Torch (the Allied landings on North Africa) and Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily). President UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt then chose him to plan the Allied invasion of northern Europe. Codenamed [[AwesomeMcCoolname Operation Overlord]], but best known as D-Day, the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy (part of northern France) were a very risky move (he actually had [[ItsAllMyFault a speech assuming full responsibility ready]] in case it failed) that, luckily, paid off. His record on strategic choices during the drive across France is mixed, but two things rarely in dispute are that he never passed the buck to others when things went wrong, and that he was a master at coalition warfare, keeping the British, Americans, Canadians, French, Poles, and others focused on fighting the Germans rather than on their disagreements with each.each other. Eisenhower continued to supervise the western front for the remainder of the war and was present at the German surrender. He was also one of the first Allied leaders to see the concentration camps in Germany, and he ordered both the military and news crews to document everything they saw [[GenreSavvy knowing some would deny it really happened]]. He famously wrote [[TearJerker "We are told the American soldier does not know what he is fighting for. Now, at least, he will know what he is fighting against."]]
31st Oct '15 5:21:58 PM Kalmbach
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Relations with the Soviet Union proved to be very testy during his eight years. During his first year in office, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin died. Eisenhower met with Soviet premiere Nikita Khrushchev a few times with the hopes of slowly ending the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, but these conferences only produced a few results. The USSR's brutal crushing of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 was one of the tenser moments of the Cold War, but Eisenhower kept his head and refused to risk causing a nuclear war. Following Nixon’s visit to the Soviet Union and Khrushchev’s visit to America, the chance for peace started to look better. However, on the eve of another summit in Paris, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over USSR territory. Eisenhower begrudgingly admitted to an outraged Khrushchev that he ordered this flight as well as others, embarrassing the American government. Khrushchev left the summit in protest, Eisenhower had to cancel his planned trip to the USSR, and relations between the two countries returned to their previous state. Speaking of the Cold War, TheSpaceRace started when the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite into space in 1957. He responded by creating both UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} to lead the American space program and DARPA to expand scientific knowledge and technological progress. The Nuclear Navy also got its start during the 1950's - under the leadership of [[{{Badass}} Hyman G. Rickover]], it had a record of zero reactor accidents which continues to this day.
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Relations with the Soviet Union proved to be very testy during his eight years. During his first year in office, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin died. Eisenhower met with Soviet premiere Nikita Khrushchev a few times with the hopes of slowly ending the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, but these conferences only produced a few results. The USSR's brutal crushing of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 was one of the tenser moments of the Cold War, but Eisenhower kept his head and refused to risk causing a nuclear war. Following Nixon’s visit to the Soviet Union and Khrushchev’s visit to America, the chance for peace started to look better. However, on the eve of another summit in Paris, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over USSR territory. Eisenhower begrudgingly admitted to an outraged Khrushchev that he ordered this flight as well as others, embarrassing the American government. Khrushchev left the summit in protest, Eisenhower had to cancel his planned trip to the USSR, and relations between the two countries returned to their previous state. Speaking of the Cold War, TheSpaceRace started when the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite into space in 1957. He responded by creating both UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} to lead the American space program and DARPA to expand scientific knowledge and technological progress. The Nuclear Navy also got its start during the 1950's - under the leadership of [[{{Badass}} [[FatherNeptune Hyman G. Rickover]], it had a record of zero reactor accidents which continues to this day.
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