Atomic Bomb: Introduction of Nuclear Weapon

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In ww2 , the atomic bomb was dropped on japan to put an immediate end to the war and not draw other countries (i.e. the soviet union or china) into fighting combatively against the U.S. As far as foreign relations go, it proved to the world that the U.S was the most powerful country in that time ( superpower) . This also relates to several years later during the cold war. It prompted the Soviet Union to develop their own nuclear warfare. (i.e us comes out with hydrogen bomb and a year later USSR develops one). It's also the first introduction of Nuclear weapons to the world

President Eisenhower, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, on December 8, 1953, stated, "Even a vast superiority in numbers of weapons, and a
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Instead, the Cold War was expressed through weapons development (the nuclear arms race), technological development (the space race), espionage and propaganda.Western democratic states churned out huge amounts of propaganda material throughout the First and Second World Wars, but practically decommissioned their propaganda machines post 1945. This is why most of the posters that we explore below have emerged from the Soviet Union or independent political activist groups, and not the West.

the atomic bomb dropped in 1945. during cold war. how did it start the cold war?
1.caused the arms race
2. threatened the Soviet Union a. I don't know that the a bomb caused the cold war, but the fear of the a-bomb is what kept that war (mostly) cold.
1. If a person you perceived as your enemy had a big weapon, wouldn't you want to get a bigger one. b. The USSR, feeling threatened, produced its own bomb, and then the US/USSR began an arms race. At various times, the US produced more arms, or
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