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  • The Arms Race And The Space Race

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    reasons. This paper while not going into the arms race or the political side of the tensions must remind the reader that this is what the background of the space race was or else the sense of urgency regarding it is lost. There was the ever looming fear of nuclear war and this wasn't a time of scientific partnership.The space race was a chance for both of the countries to show off as well as prove which one was better. In the first move of the space race, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik

  • Arms Race: The Space Race

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    An arms race is when two countries are at race to get military power. They are trying to have more power than the other countries. Also they are trying to develop weapons and nuclear weapons for war. The United States and the Soviet Union are in conflict because they're both trying to have the most nuclear weapons. Also they were going to bomb each other and begin a nuclear warfare that could destroy the earth. The Space race was between the United States and the Soviet Union and both wanted to

  • Causes Of The Arms Race

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    Arms race: when two or more countries have a competition to see who can have the principal, superlative, and most commanding weapons (Merriam Webster). The United States successfully launched the world’s first atomic bomb August 6, 1945. Dropping a weapon so prevailing to destroy cities was something the Soviet Union couldn’t defend unless they had something correspondingly demoralizing. Thus, started the Arms Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. There were no weapons fired during

  • Arms Race History

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    before the Soviet Union took them over at the end of World War II. The Soviet Union’s dissolution has greatly affected the region and world. The “Arms Race” has stopped, the “Arms Reduction” has begun to take its place, and the Berlin Wall has finally been taken down. Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the U.S were in a Nuclear Arms Race. During the Summer of 1945 the U.S completed the testing on the first Nuclear Weapon in New Mexico. It’s first use was in Japan in Hiroshima on the

  • 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

  • The Economic Crisis And The Arms Race

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    The economic crisis and the Arms Race were the major reasons of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall had a big impact on today’s politics. The Soviet Union was formed in 1922. It consisted of 15 Soviet Republics (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan). The main ideologies were communism and Socialism. One of the most prominent leaders of the Union was Joseph Stalin

  • Cold War Arms Race

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    Drew Valerio Prof. McNally History 268 September 6, 2012 Introduction The Cold war dated from 1947-1991. It was characterized by both political and military superiority between United States, which was backed by its NATO allies, and Soviet Union that led the communist side. The cold war was mainly started after the success of the alliance that was formed against Nazi Germany. This competition supremacy on nuclear warfare attracted other countries that also started making nuclear weapons due to

  • Cold War And The Arms Race

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    an arms race. Differences in their economies worried the American people and the American government. Neither the United States nor the Soviet Union wanted to cooperate with each other due to the lack of transparency brought on by the arms race. The Cold War was ultimately caused by a deep mistrust between the US and the Soviet Union, the imperialistic nature of the Soviet Union at the time, and the United State’s aid to smaller countries in support of democracy. The secrecy of the arms race led

  • Race for Nuclear Arms and Power

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    Race for Nuclear Arms and Power Harry Truman (1884-1972) was the most influential person in the race for the super bomb. As President Roosevelt’s Vice President, he knew nothing about the development of the atomic bomb. But within months of assuming the office of President of the United States on April 12, 1945, he became the first and only American leader to authorize the use of atomic weapons against an enemy target. Truman’s era only marked the beginning of the race for nuclear weapons. The

  • COLD War and the Arms Race Essay

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    COLD War and the Arms Race When President Truman authorized the use of two nuclear weapons in 1945 against the Japanese in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, the nature of international security was changed irreversibly. At that time, the United States had what was said to have a monopoly of atomic bombs. Soon thereafter, the Soviet Union began working on atomic weaponry. In 1949, it had already detonated it first atomic bomb and tensions began to heat up between the two