H-Bomb & Brinkmanship By:Max Yenk Michael O’Connell Tony Wong
H-Bomb The Soviets Develop the Atomic Bomb (1949) The U.S. responds by building the H-bomb, or hydrogen bomb (1952) US exploded the 1st H-bomb on November 1, 1952 in South Pacific. That bomb completely destroyed one island and left a crater 175 feet deep.
H-Bomb The success of the Americans building the 1st Hydrogen Bomb only lasted about a year since the Soviets exploded their own Bomb on their own territory.
FUN FACT A Hydrogen Bomb has the power of 1 Million tons of TNT and is 67 times the power than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Brinkmanship President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his secretary of state John Foster Dulles were both against Communism. The US wanted to use all forces to prevent the spread of Communism even if it included nuclear weapons.
Brinkmanship This was a Policy that trimmed the Army and Navy and expanded its air force to deliver bombs. This also helped the build up of nuclear weapons. Many Americans had a fear of nuclear attacks on their own territory since even a few bombs could kill many American lives.
Brinkmanship Children like Annie Dillard practiced air-raid procedures. Many families built underground shelters in there back yards. This led to 30 years of a fear of nuclear war.