Cold War - Arms Race

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1945
1st atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Culmination of secret US Manhattan project. Brought Second World War to an end
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1946
UN Baruch plan as attempt to control atomic weaponry fails (US to share knowledge of nuclear technology but no other countries allowed to develop atomic bomb)
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1949
USSR detonate atomic bomb
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1952
USA detonate 1st hydrogen bomb. 1000 times more destructive than atomic bomb
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1953
USSR detonate lithium bomb - more easily deployed than hydrogen bomb as didn't need refrigeration
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1954
USA detonate lithium bomb
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1955
USA develops 1st intercontinental bomber: B52 Stratofortress
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1956
USSR develops own intercontinental bomber - TU20 Bear
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1957
USSR launches 1st ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile)
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UN Baruch plan as attempt to control atomic weaponry fails (US to share knowledge of nuclear technology but no other countries allowed to develop atomic bomb)

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1949

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1952

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1953

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