The Soviet Union During World War II

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After a long period of fighting on land, where else can nations fight? The early twentieth century saw many battles, the biggest being the two world wars. As World War II ended in 1945, the two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States were locked in a cold war.
Technology had been an important element of success in World War II. The advancement of nuclear weapons, and development of atomic bombs gave the US and its allies a major advantage. By the 1950s, the Soviet Union had caught up and developed nuclear weapons. But space technology still had a fair way to go. The Soviet Union lacked fast-paced space technology, the Americans had some fast-paced, but not very advanced technology (. ) Although the Soviet Union had a head start, which didn’t help them in the end, nevertheless they impacted how the United States conducted their space exploration because they proved to be a challenging opposition, and pushed the American scientists to work to their ends.
In the first 50 years of the twentieth century, the world had seen many battles, including two World Wars. The Cold war, led the United States and the Soviet Union to compete against each other in space technology, which at the time wasn’t that great. During the second world war, that rocket research would be appreciated and helpful to the military. The United States recruited German scientists to help with rocket research. The early rockets weren 't powerful and strong enough to escape the Earth’s gravitational
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