Arms RACE 1945-1949

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  • Created on: 17-02-16 12:20

The arms race began between USA with the Soviet Union. Between1945-1949, USA was the only country with nuclear weapons. By 1949, Soviet Union had its vey own atomic bomb. By 1952, America had developed a Hydrogen bomb (2,500 times more powererful). By 1953, the Soviet Union had developed its own Hydrogen bomb, these bombs were light enough to be carried by rockets, not dropped from aircraft.

In 1957, America developed the very powerful Atlas Rocket which could be fired accurately at targets 6000 miles away. This then led to the production of ICBM'S by 1957. By the 1960's both Superpowers had ABM systems to  destroy


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