Analysis of Klaus Fuchs' Espionage Case

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One of the things that make this particular case distinguishable from others is the fact that Fuchs operated as a spy consequent to the Second World War. It is only safe to say that he played an active role in making the Cold War happen. Fuchs was a theoretical physicist and his ingenuity made it possible for him to get involved in significant operations such as the Manhattan Project and the development of the hydrogen bomb. Fuchs' Communist convictions influenced him to provide the Soviet Union with information that proved to be essential when considering the Cold War context.
In order for a person to be capable of sabotage and in order for him or her to be a spy, he or she would have to be trusted by everyone around him or her, to be proficient in his or her field of work, and to be fueled by a controversial ideology. Klaus Fuchs meets all of these requirements and it is thus not surprising that he was actually a spy for the Soviet Union. He managed to get people's trust and he went as far as to have people previously supporting him believe that the whole thing concerning his treason had been a misunderstanding and that they needed to do everything in their power in order to save him.
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