Decision Making Skills For Arms Control And Trade

1134 WordsDec 15, 20165 Pages
Decision making skills for arms control and trade cover the scientific discovery, ethical and philosophical decisions and politics. The scientific discovery (history) of arms trade has been around since the first crq eation of the cannon, but it has only been in the last century has the world seen an explosion in arms deals. The best way to categorize the history and politics of arms trade is during and after the Cold War, which began two years after World War II ended in 1945. During the Cold War there was no global market for arms trade, countries strictly only dealt with who they considered their allies. With the fall of nazi Germany it left two main superpowers for supplying arms, the USA and Russia. The US solely dealt and supplied arms with countries like the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands and Russia being a communist state at the time dealt with countries that had an influencing communist party in power like Cuba. Both superpowers however competed to influence destabilized countries in Africa, and in Latin America. After the Cold War ended in the late 1980’s early 1990’s the world saw a globalization of arms trade becoming an open market where the USA and Russia are able to deal with whatever country is willing to buy. Some of the most sought out weapons after the Cold War were nuclear and although there are only five countries are allowed to possess nuclear weapons, the US, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China, they are stored in over a dozen countries.
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