What led to improvements in relations (1949-63)

Limited war
Reduced the dangers of escalating conflict to nuclear deployment. Was used to avoid direct confrontation between superpowers and was used during the Korean War.
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Hotline telephone link
Asystem of direct communication between the leaders of the USA and USSR. Set up in 1963 in response to the Cuban missile crisis. Was only used once.
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Nuclear test ban treaty
(1963) banned the testing of nuclear weapons above ground and below water. was signed by the USA, Britain and USSR. France and China refused to sign it. Testing underground was permitted.
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Detente
A more permanent relaxation in tension. Used to describe the relaxation in relations that existed after the Cuban missile crisis.
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MAD
(Mutually assured destruction) Reminded superpowers that both sides possessed enough nuclear missiles to destroy the others systems. Caused both sides to rethink their strategy's.
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Card 2

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Asystem of direct communication between the leaders of the USA and USSR. Set up in 1963 in response to the Cuban missile crisis. Was only used once.

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Hotline telephone link

Card 3

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(1963) banned the testing of nuclear weapons above ground and below water. was signed by the USA, Britain and USSR. France and China refused to sign it. Testing underground was permitted.

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Card 4

Front

A more permanent relaxation in tension. Used to describe the relaxation in relations that existed after the Cuban missile crisis.

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Card 5

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(Mutually assured destruction) Reminded superpowers that both sides possessed enough nuclear missiles to destroy the others systems. Caused both sides to rethink their strategy's.

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Preview of the back of card 5

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