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By giving the Panama Canal back to Panama, the Soviets could have easily used Cuba to conquer and sieze the canal. If the Soviets had control over the canal then they could set up bombing bases in the Pacfic without any conflit of passage.

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What did Jimmy Carter have to do with the Panama Canal?

signed the panama canal treaty

Who returned the Panama Canal to Panama?

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Jimmy Carter returned Panama Canal back to Panama

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President Carter approved the Panama Canal Treaty which returned control of the canal to Panama.

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What controversial did Jimmy Carter do concerning the panama canal?

- not so much. The controversy over Jimmy Carter and the Panama Canal is whether or not Carter should have agreed to give the Panama canal back to Panama. The reason it's controversial is because what could be happening right now in the canal. The canal could very well become taken over by soviets and used as a location to create an atomic bomb, and we can't do anything about it.

How long did the U.S. have control over the Panama Canal?

Jimmy Carter made a treaty with Panama to return the Panama Canal in 2000. We opened the Panama Canal in 1914.

What president negotiated the surrender of panama canal zone to the military dictator of panama?

President Jimmy Carter.

Who owned the Panama Canal?

Panama owns the Panama Canal. Because of the Torrijos Carter Treaties. Signed by Jimmy Carter and Omar Torrijos of Panama on September 7, 1977, this started the process of granting the Panamanians free control of the Canal so long as Panama signed a treaty guaranteeing the permanent neutrality of the Canal. The treaty led to full Panamanian control effective from noon on December 31, 1999, and the Panama Canal Authority assumed command of the canal.

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