Khrushchev thought that by moving nuclear missiles to Cuba, he would not only help close the missile gay with the U.S but that it would also prevent another American invasion of Cuba. Kennedy thought that he was left with only two options. One was to attack Cuba. The second was that they would call for a Navy blockade to keep soviet ships from sending in any more missiles to Cuba. Kennedy decided to the blockade.
JFK did what he could to ease the tension between the two nations. America removed missiles from Turkey, therefore the soviets removed their missiles from Cuba. What are the implications to the more recent interpretation of international politics? What makes a leader a strong leader? A leader that’s strong doesn’t necessary have to and or want to go to war all the time.
To what extent was the nuclear arms race a stabilising factor in the Cold War between 1949 and 1963? The nuclear arms race was undoubtedly a significant factor is stabilising the relations between the superpowers of the Soviet Union and USA in the period 1949 to 1963. Although the superpowers came close to war on four occasions during this period: the Berlin Crisis, the Korean War, the Taiwan Strait Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Whilst all these crises indicate major tensions and possibly instability, the fact that the superpowers did not engage in a direct war shows that nuclear weapons created a balance of terror and therefore could be considered a major stabilising factor in the Cold War. Stalin was determined to make the Soviet Union a nuclear power, after the USA created the first atomic bombs during the Second World War, which were tested in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is a black comedy film that satirizes the nuclear arms race between the USSR and the United States. As for Stanley Kubrick’s view of American foreign policy, I believe that this film it is a realist point of view. The reason being is that the satire highlights the Cold War attitudes felt at the time. There was a focus on the missile gap between the USSR and the US. But most notably, it is the “doomsday device” that is the primary focus of the film’s satire.
Truman made some decisions that ultimately had a huge effect in the build up to the cold war. When plans were made for the division of power after WWII, Truman originally opposed America ganging up against Russia and said he would keep the agreements that were made with them. But Truman wanted to appear decisive and tough and he was not prepared to accept any deal if he could not get the majority of it his way. When Truman went to the Potsdam Conference in July 1945, he went there only to advance American Interest and he believed that the atomic bomb was the way to do this. Though this treat he was able to have his way at the Yalta conference.
The official reasons to enter the Iraq conflict were freeing Iraq people, planting democracy, and destroying the Iraq nuclear potential. The U.S intelligence got the data which said that Iraq has been increasing its nuclear potential through the past decade. American and British governments agreed that letting Iraq, which is a potentially aggressive state, possess nuclear weapon, it too dangerous. Iraq leaders stated they needed nuclear substances and technologies in order to create sources of nuclear energy that could be used for peaceful means. Nevertheless, the elements used for it can also be used for creating nuclear weapon.
The expansion of nuclear technology represents several related negative effects. On one level, additional nuclear technology usage means additional radioactive waste that must be managed. On the security level, the plutonium byproduct of some nuclear reactors can be used in manufacture of bombs, reports the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The more plutonium that exists, the higher the risk that it can fall into the hands of militants, extremists or terrorists. Additionally, the uranium used in nuclear reactors undergoes an enrichment process to prepare it, but additional enrichment can generate weapons grade uranium.
, highlighting that he believed without the use of atomic weapons, the Cold War was not an inevitability. Despite the pre-existing tensions between East and West, the use of atomic weaponry amplified the Soviet’s paranoia causing Stalin to authorise ‘a crash Soviet program to catch up’ , signifying the start of the Cold War which would shape the course of the twentieth century. A key significance of the use of atomic weapons in 1945 was the ethical implications that using such weaponry held. As Stalin stated ‘war is barbaric, but using the A-bomb is superbarbarity’ . Stalin’s view is supported by Admiral D Leahy, who in his memoirs writes ‘we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages’ This quote holds a substantial amount of weight to my argument due to Admiral D Leahy’s position as Roosevelt and Truman’s chief of staff, it would be expected for a man of such status to hold a view in support of America’s actions.
I think it could have prevented. One could make it put off if nuclear weapons had not been made. Anther two ways could make it put off if the west hadn’t been such harsh to communism since the beginning. And preventing WWII. During the cold war, U.S and Soviet Union were twos strong powers.