Why did an arms race develop?

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National Vulnerabilities of the Superpowers...

and the political/personal insecurities of their leaders.

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To strengthen their own prestige and reputation...

developing weapons to keep ahead of the opposition.

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Insurance policy against the enemy...

nuclear weapons developed to make prospect of war so horrifying that war would be avoided.

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Further political goals...

could be used to further political goals by putting pressure on their opponent by threatening to use them.

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