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Khrushchev Research Paper

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The Cold War was tense period for the world. The superpowers of the world, Russia and the United States were both capable of causing world destruction through nuclear weapons. The Americans were tired and just wanted to the tensions to ease. USSR and The United States competed over various things to show superiority, including the space race and especially the massive arms buildup. President John F. Kennedy and Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev both had promises that they had made to the nation. Khrushchev was close to losing popularity in Russia, the Russians believed that he was not doing enough for the country as a leader. Kennedy’s statements bragging about “U.S. nuclear superiority” (Donaldson 118), made Khrushchev and the Soviet look bad.
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