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What Was And Is The Arms Race?

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What Was and Is The Arms Race?
The arms race was throughout the cold war, which lasted about 45 years. During this time, The United States of America (USA) and The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) were both creating and stockpiling military weapons to use against each other. The belief was “the more nuclear weapons you had, the more powerful you were”. This lead to the development of many extremely dangerous bombs and weapons, which could destroy life on earth. The Cold War was established on the fact that neither side wanted to engage in a nuclear war that could destroy much of the civilized world.
The nuclear arms race began after the USA, one of the two superpowers successfully bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The US had developed these bombs under the code name of the ‘Manhattan Project’ the world’s first nuclear bomb. This culminated in the successful explosion of two atomic bombs that injured and killed thousands in Japan, August 1945. This then forced Japan to surrender, ensuing the end of World War 2. The Soviet Union’s aim at the end of World War 2 was to create the same amount of nuclear weapons the USA already had. The USA and western Allies therefore attempted to stop the Soviet Union from gaining any other atomic technology details. This lead to the proposal of the Baruch Plan.
The Mutual Assured
Destruction
The Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) was established in It was intended to provide a degree of stability by the acceptance of the complete
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