Underlying causes

  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 07-12-14 11:42


  • both sides spent a lot of money on military and this would be diverted onto living standards
  • needs on both sides to improve social reform
  • de-stalinization
  • would have been expensive for USSR to continue confrontation with the West
  • instead of using money to produce weapons it went to social reform


  • by 1955, USSR and US had Hydrogen Bombs which was more power than…


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