The Arms Race

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When was the US atomic bomb?
1945
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When was the soviet atomic bomb?
1949
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When was the first US hydrogen bomb?
1952
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When was the first Soviet hydrogen bomb ?
1953
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When was the first ICBM and launch Sputnik satellite ?
1957
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What does ICBM stand for?
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
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When were the Soviet ABMs?
1966
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What does ABMs stand for?
Anti-Ballistic Missiles
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When was SDI and Star Wars?
1983
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What does SDI stand for ?
Strategic Defence Initiative
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What were the key features of the Arms Race?
Neck and neck, MAD Race, Slowing down, Calling their bluff
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What does MAD stand for ?
Mutually Assured Destruction
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After what event in 1962 made the Arms Race intensify?
The Cuban Missile Crisis
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What did MAD make both sides do and with what aim in mind?
Build up as many nuclear weapons as possible so they could deter the other side from starting a nuclear war
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What was reached at the end of the 1960's?
Detente
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In response to detente, when was the Outer Space Treaty signed?
1967
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In response to detente, when was the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty signed?
1968
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In response to detente, when was SALT 1 signed?
1972
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Who restarted the Arms Race in 1983?
Ronald Reagan, the US president
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How did he restart the Arms Race?
Launching his SDI initiative resulting in the USSR backing down and agreeing to disarm
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Which treaty did the USSR sign in 1987 which ended the Cold War?
INF
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