NUCLEAR ARMS RACEDone by: Diana Sultan Grade:9A
The two Super Powers in the WholeWorld The United States The Soviet UnionThe United States and Soviet Union were the two most powerful nations in the world, due to what they are rivaling on, Nuclear Weapons.
A BRIEF HISTOTY The United States and the Soviet Union where two of many countries that fought with and against each other in WWII –which is mostly a European War.
A BRIEF HISTOTY Those two countries grew to be natural enemies due the fact that one (the US) tried to stop the other (the Soviet Union) due to the later being a communist country and the first not.
A BRIEF HISTOTY When the US used its first Atomic bomb against Japan, the Soviets started making their own not only atomic bombs, but other advanced technology. That lead to what is now known as the Cold War. After that any country that produced Nuclear Weapons was known as part of the Nuclear Arms Race. But the greatest powers where the US and the Soviet Union.
What is the meaning of Nuclear armsRace The nuclear arms race was a competition for who was better in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their respective allies during the Cold War . During the Cold War, in addition to the American and Soviet nuclear stockpiles, other countries developed nuclear weapons, though none engaged in warhead production on nearly the same scale as the two super powers.
Nuclear Arms RaceThis picture shows how the United States is producing a biggeramount of Nuclear Weapons than the Soviet Union. But still bothbeing superior on other countries in doing saw. And it also showstrailing at the end of the Soviets the other countries which startedproducing Nuclear Weapons, but in smaller amounts. Those are theNuclear Arms race.
What was it all about When Americans first made their first Nuclear bomb, the Soviets sought ever then to beat them. Since the Cold war was not like any other normal war, the Americans did not fight in direct battle, but in who has the most advanced technology and war weapons. Simply who ever makes the biggest number of nuclear weapons wins the war. And the United States and Soviet Union both worked on it.
World’s most powerful nuclear arms raceIt shows the US and the Soviets both fighting against who has betterNuclear Weapons and assuring that if one attacked and destroyed theother would do the same. This is called Mutually Assured Destruction.
Mutually Assured Destruction It is simply that both the Soviets and the Americans know that if one of them attacked the other with nuclear weapons, or simply just attacked by sending soldiers they are both dead. That means that if one side strikes they both know that non are actually going to survive.
That is not all That Soviets and the Americans both worked over time to build more advance nuclear weapons. It build on till they both had their own Hydrogen bombs, which was much more powerful than the Atomic bomb. They were both neck to neck in winning this war.
Preparing for an Accurate Destruction After developing their hydrogen bomb, the US made its first Atlas missile that could travel 6000 miles and land within a mile of its target. Then the Minutemen missile that could be launched in 30 seconds unlike the Atlas missile which took an hour to launch. Then they developed submarines that could carry nuclear missiles close to the Soviet Union which were a long way behind the US in nuclear technology. MinutemenAtlas missile missile
Why it matters to both sides The US The Soviet Union They have to win the cold war They have to win the war to to have the full authority later have a reason to spread on to stop communism to communism. spread. Like the US, they have to win They simply have to win the the war to be the only super war to be the only super power in the world. And to be power in the world. And to be looked upon with admiration looked upon with admiration and fear. The later is for those and fear. The later is for those who think about attacking the who think about attacking the Soviet Union. US.
Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_arms_race the social studies history book.