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THE ARMS RACE EVENTS: LESS OR MORE DANGEROUS?

Korean War

Less dangerous. This is because the war stayed a proxy war,
between South and North Korea, and never direct USSR/USA war.
Further, the threats made were never acted on. In fact, when
General MacArthur made a nuclear threat, Truman fired…

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More dangerous
Khrushchev gave the West an ultimatum over Berlin: withdraw or
they would use nuclear weapons. Although he was talked down,
Khrushchev's threat showed the USA that they were willing to use
nuclear weapons and this made it more dangerous.

Berlin Wall, 1961

Less dangerous
" A wall is…

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