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        Tools of Diplomacy

        If you were a diplomat representing the United States in bilateral or multilateral discussions on issues as diverse as cyberwars, use of oceans and outer space, climate change, refugees, trafficking in persons, and even peace treaties, what skills and tools would you bring to the table? Click through this media gallery to find out more. Then, read the support Materials to better understand diplomatic negotiations and learn about four types of diplomatic agreements: treaties, conventions, alliances, and accords.

        Blackberry, PDA

        In this modern world, diplomats use phones and other devices to keep on top of email and other modes of communication.

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        Consular seal press

        This consular seal press was used in the U.S. Consulate in Cardiff, Wales to authenticate passports in the 20th century.

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        Pneumatic Tube

        Before email existed, employees in the U.S. Department of State relied on pneumatic tubes to send messages. Dials on the end selected a floor and office.

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        Dean Acheson's Typewriter

        As Secretary of State, Dean Acheson used this typewriter to create foreign policy memos among many other writings.

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        Armored Jacket and Helmet, Iraq

        Martha Patterson, a Foreign Service Officer who served in Iraq, wore this helmet and vest during her duties helping to restore Iraq. Diplomats often work in dangerous locations. Since 1953, more ambassadors have died in the line of duty than admirals and generals combined.

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        Credentials Carrier for Burma's Ambassador

        This ornately decorated credential tube was used to convey the credentials of Burma’s ambassador.

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        Diplomatic Courier Bag

        This diplomatic courier bag was used by Walter “Mick” Miller from 1978 to 1986 to convey important documents around the world. Attached are airport tags from the places he visited.

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        Mid-19th Century Diplomat's Uniform

        American Minister to France, John Young Mason of Virginia used this uniform from 1854 to 1859 since diplomatic service was seen as a specialized job, complete with its own uniform.

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