causes of the arms race

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  • how did the arms race develop 1949-63
    • THE BOMBS
      • US first to create atomic bomb
      • race to develop the superbomb
        • USSR create litium bomb
        • start of thermo-nuclear age
    • THE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
      • US develop first bomb with intercontinental range
      • sov. developed V2 rockets capable of carrying thermo-nuclear technology
      • propaganda used- U2 spy planes showed khrus. lying about the number of bombers he had
    • launch of Sputnik 1957
      • US attempts failed badly
    • US developed first subkmarine launched ballistic missiles
    • 1960
      • US had 4000 warheads
      • USSR had 220 warheads
    • BOTH SUPERPOWERS ABLE TO PRODUCE MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION by 1960

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