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  • Detente
    • SALT I  May 1972
      • Each side allowed satellites to check on the other
      • no restrictions on MIRVS or strategic bombers/ bombs
      • ABM missiles only allowed on two sites
      • Five year freeze on ICBM and SLBM missiles
    • SALT II JUNE 1979 (not signed)
      • Limits on deployment of new strategic arms
      • Ban on construction of ICBM launchers
      • 1320 limit on MIRV systems
      • Limit of 2400 strategic nuclear delivery vehicles
    • Helsinki agreements 1975
      • Recognition of Europe's borders
        • Soviet Union accepted existence of West Germany
      • Closer economic, scientific and cultural links
      • Respect human rights and basic freedoms


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