Who Is Henry Kissinger?
Henry Kissinger was born on 27 May 1923, in Europe Germany. Before assuming leadership in U.S. foreign policy Henry Kissinger also became a Harvard professor. In 1973, he was also appointed for the secretary of state by President Richard Nixon and he also won Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the Vietnam Vs Paris War. He was also criticized due to some of his covert actions at home and all over the abroad. Kissinger is also a very good author.
he was born on 27 May 1923, in Fürth, and a city in the Bavaria region of Germany. his mother's name, Paula Stern, and she from a wealthy and prominent family s, and his father's name was Louis Kissinger, and he was a teacher by occupation. His youth was passed in the fear of defeat in World War I.
In his childhood, he daily faces the enemies. He was also a shy, introverted and bookish child he always read the books in his spare time. His mother said in an interview? "Sometimes he was enough not to listen to anyone because he was lost in his books.
He also excelled at the local Jewish school for seeking the Gymnasium. However, by the time he was old enough for applied, the school had stopped accepting Jews. His family also decided to flee Germany for the United States in 1938, when he was just 15 years old.
According to some hidden report his net worth Between January 2017 and January 2018, reportedly pulled up to $58 million, that easily making him the highest-paid politician in the all over the world while on another sight, according to the publication People, His estimated net worth is approximately $185 million
The of his wife is philanthropist Nancy Maginnes and he married her in 1974. He has also two children with his former wife and her name was Fleischer, whom he divorced her 1964.
On August 20, 1938, Henry Kissinger's family moved to New York City by way of London. His family was so poor when they moved to the USA, and that's why then Henry Kissinger started work in a shaving brush factory to supported and help his family.
At the same age, Kissinger enrolled at New York's George Washington High School, where he learned English with remarkable speed and got 1st position in all of his classes.
His class teachers remember Kissinger in this words, "He was the most serious and mature student, and I think those students were more serious than our student." in 1940 Kissinger completed hid graduated from the high school and continued on to the City College of New York, where he studied to become an accountant.
In 1943, he became a national resident of American, and after soon, he has joined the army to fight and planes in World War II. after the five years he left the army. he found himself back in his homeland of Germany. He also served first as a rifleman in France and then he as a G-2 intelligence officer in Germany.
After the war, he decided his plan to become an accountant and instead he also wanted to become an academic writer with a focus on political history. In 1947, he returned back to the USA, he was joined Harvard University to complete his undergraduate coursework. In 1950, Kissinger decided to remain at Harvard for the P.H.D. in the Department of Government.
He always kept his eye on the outside on policymaking in Washington, D.C. He also served as a special advisor to Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson on daily matters of foreign policies and affairs.
In 1969, he finally left Harvard when the next President Richard Nixon appointed him as a national security advisor from 1969-1975, and then he also played a role as secretary of state from 1973 to 1977, he wanted to prove one of the most dominant, influential and controversial statesmen in the history of America.
in 1969, He became a national security advisor, the Vietnam War had also become more costly, deadly and unpopular. wanted to achieve "peace with honor," he combined diplomatic initiatives and troop withdrawals with devastating bombing campaigns on Northern Vietnam, he also designed to improve the American bargaining position.
Winning the Nobel Peace Prize
On January 27, 1973, Kissinger with his North Vietnamese partner, Le Duc Tho, signed a ceasefire agreement to end the direct American involvement in the conflict.
Both men were honored with the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, while Duc declined, leaving him the sole recipient of the award.
He handled the Vietnam War was very controversial. His "peace with honor" strategy prolonged the war for years, from 1969 to 73, during these years 22,000 Americans and countless Vietnamese died.
Chinese and American Relations
He also accomplished a host of other foreign policy and affairs achievements. In 1971, he also made 2 secret plains to the People's Republic of China, in 1972 the way for President Nixon's historic visit and the normalization of Chinese and American relations in 1979.
henry Kissinger Advising to Presidents Reagan and Bush. In 1977, he also stepped down as secretary of the state at the conclusion of the Gerald Ford administration, but he continued to play a major role in American foreign policy.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan appointed him National Bipartisan Commission on Central America, and from 1984 to 90, in the under of Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush, he also served the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
In 1982, he founded the international consulting firm by the name of Kissinger Associates, and he also serves as a board member and trustee for many companies and foundations. although, he has authored and many books and countless articles on American foreign policy and affairs
Foreign Policy and Legacy
He also stands as the dominant American statesman and foreign policymaker of the 20th century. his powerful and skillful negotiating style ended the Vietnam War and then greatly improved the American relations with its enemies, China and the Soviet Union.