Arms Race

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Arms Race

The first nuclear weapon was created by the U.S. during the Second World War and was developed to be used against the Axis powers.Scientists of the Soviet Union were aware of the potential of nuclear weapons and had also been conducting research on the field.

Arms Race

John F. Kennedy the 35th president of the US during the Cold War was deeply involved in the arms race. In 1961 he announced a program to build nuclear shelters and pamphlets were distributed on how to survive a nuclear war.

The nuclear arms race was a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their respective allies during the Cold War.

The Cold War superpowers were the United States and the Soviet Union.

Nikita Khrushchev was president of the USSR from 1953-1964. His popularity decreased with his flawed policies and was removed from the presidential seat. Khrushchev was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis which almost resulted in a nuclear war between US and USSR.

The Nuclear Arms Race started in 1891. This tense arms race lasted until June 1914


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