To what extent did the nuclear arms race make the world a more dangerous place in the years 1949-63? The arms race arguably made the world a more dangerous place, the word ‘dangerous’ could be defined as an unsafe threat to the world and human population. This was demonstrated through the tests of ‘brinkmanship' in the Cuban missile crisis. The increased spending, in order to impress the ‘third world', leading to new delivery systems, such as the ICBM's in 1957, the destructive power of the new H-bomb and Lithium bomb. However, the arms race acted as a strong deterrent through promise of 'Mutually Assured Destruction' and also creating a limited war due to the capacity of the nuclear weapons.
The USSR wanted to control all the surrounding countries but many were resisting the domination. Those countries were protected by the US. The US created NATO which was a treaty that brought together the North Atlantic against the USSR. In response to the creation of NATO the USSR created the Warsaw Pact with its satellite countries. The USSR tested its first nuclear bomb and the US became worried about this so they began making more bombs and the countries started to one up each other.
Khrushchev speech in Moscow February 1956 “There are only two ways, either peaceful coexistence or the most destructive war in history, there is no third way” This quote sums up Khrushchev’s era of foreign policy, a period of nuclear brinkmanship, bluffs and ideological shift. From the Leninist dogma that war was inevitable between the capitalist and communist worlds, to co existence to avoid mutually assured destruction. Khrushchev’s goal on an international scale, fundamentally was for the West to recognise the USSR as an equal power and to accept co existence. A result of America’s nuclear monopoly and blackmail on the world, seen during the Korean War 1953 over the Chinese. Now the missile gap closed, Khrushchev applied similar pressure on the West.
The U.S. was determined to be a World superpower. During WWII, this weapon was used as a deterring device and then used as a rebuttal to a Japanese attack on the United States. The catastrophic destruction caused by the delivery of this weapon could bring nuclear winter to the world. The nuclear bomb has shaped foreign relations since used in the early 1940’s, specifically between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Furthermore, nuclear weapon technology in non-state groups could result in more impulsive use.
Fail Safe Dilemma After viewing the film Fail Safe, many ethical dilemmas arose which caused each character to face one. A specific ethical dilemma that occurred affected the President of the United States. In this dilemma, the United States and Soviet Union had a huge argument and came close to a nuclear war. If this had happened, both countries would have been demolished and neither country would have gotten what they wanted. However, an electronic failure that processed to the fail systems told the bomber pilots to bomb Moscow.
The Soviet decision to put up the Berlin Wall after the Second World War, was a compromise for both the East and the West of Berlin, with the impact on East Berliners one of cruelty and horror. The Cold War began with the tension between the two great superpowers, the Unites States and the Soviet Union. This tension was feared by many to cause another world war that was seen as lethal, due to the nuclear weapons newly created by the USA. The harsh and destructive realities of the wall lead to people’s desire to escape, bringing global attention to the cruelty that occurred. Despite this, it was a srelief o the United States, as the pain of one wall was minimal to that of a third world war.
Explain how the Cold war started by 1947. America was capitalist and The Soviet Union was capitalist, America and Russia were against each other as they were both trying to prove that their way of living was better. The tried to outdo each other in a variety of ways including: Getting to the moon first, having the best athletes in the Olympics and spy’s etc… However there was one thing that they both against Hitler and Germany, they became alliances (with Britain) and worked together to try to demolish and weaken Germany. They first met in 1943 in Iran- they meted here because they couldn’t meet in Germany, as it was them that they were planning to attack meaning they couldn’t afford to let anybody overhear and hint to Germany that they were plotting certain things that Hitler wouldn’t like. This gathering was called the Teheran conference.
America when will we end the human war? Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb I don't feel good don't bother me. I won't write my poem till I'm in my right mind…”(“America”) The passage gives evidence of Allen Ginsberg’s emotions which are directed in a spite towards America, one example found with the statement, “…America when will we end the human war, Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb… “. This is a clear and powerful line full of anger towards America’s bombing of Hiroshima, which in turn also displays Ginsberg’s ethical views on the matter. Furthermore, the line, “…America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17th, 1956…”, may
The Soviets broke the US nuclear monopoly, and that struck fear into all americans, there is now someone just as dangerous as you are. ”Here’s my strategy of the cold war: we win, they lose.”1 Leading conflicts lead Truman to develop a “super bomb” 1000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb. With both sides power building, leaders realized, if this war was to happen there would be no victor, just total mass devastation for both parties. Peace was impossible, war improbable. 1 ― Ronald Reagan, U.S.S.R. U.S.A.
‘Science fiction is a bleak genre, which projects us into a frightening future.’ Is this your assessment of Pixar’s Wall-e? Write an essay which addresses this question with close reference to the film. ' It is the bleakness of the genre and the frightening projection of the future that science fiction presents that enable it to provoke audiences into a greater awareness of concerns that society faces. Pixar’s Wall-E depicts in a frightening manner the destruction scientific advancement may bring to both the planet and humanity if allowed to go unchecked. Simultaneously it suggests that mans’ greed and lust for power that provokes such technological advances and the adaptation of shallow values, such as consumerism and materialism, that accompany these advances may result in mankind’s efforts to recover from the damage it causes being all too late.