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Transcript of Arms Race
Superpowers during the
The two superpowers during the Cold War were the United States and the USSR. The end of the Cold War began when the Berlin wall was torn down.
What were the outcomes of the
Arms race between the two
Cold War superpowers?
extreme tensions between the U.S. and the soviet union. The arms race eventually lead to the world having enough nuclear weapons to blow up the world over 50 times.
Harry Truman: U.S. President. oversaw arms race. allowed the division of Germany; Korean War
The United States creates the Atomic-Bomb (an explosive with the force of 18,000 tons of TNT)
United States detonates the Atomic-Bomb over New Mexico.
The Atomic-Bomb is tested
The US develops the Hydrogen-Bomb. It has almost no limits to the yield.
Hydrogen-Bomb is Tested
The Hydrogen-Bomb explodes on operation MIKE.
Who were the historical personalities
and what were their roles?
Joseph Stalin: Ruled Soviet Union during the height of the cold war; also over saw the arms race
Richard Nixon: U.S. president. Nixon got inaugurated January of 1969, USSR government offered negotiations on issues regarding nuclear arms control.
John F. Kennedy: U.S. president. In 1961 he announced a program to build nuclear shelters and pamphlets were distributed on how to survive a nuclear war. Kennedy called for an end to the Cold War, also he was able to negotiations with USSR both states decided to sign the test ban treaty.
Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs: made significant contribution to the development of nuclear weapons. responsible for several works relating to the early generation of Hydrogen bombs.
The Russians wanted power and the Americans were forced to protect their country, this became the battle of the best of the best weapons known as the Arms race.