(Fun Trivia) The cold war was a war of violent propaganda and a race of vast production of nuclear weapons. The United States was extra successful in producing nuclear weapons during the cold war because they had more military power, they also produced the main chemical element needed to make the radioactive nuclear weapons, and the United States had major government backing (money support) to produce theses nuclear weapons and delivery systems. Since the cold war was between these two countries, the question is: which country was more successful in production of nuclear weapons during the cold war? In this essay I will explain how the United States was more successful in the productions of nuclear weapons and how they managed to do this without actually going into a physical war.
There are few scientists that have been renowned for causing great change in the United States, and Dr. Wernher von Braun was one of those. In addition, he was arguably one of most important scientists of the twentieth century. There is much that has come from the actions of this one man. The U.S. military was able to attain some of the world’s best rockets, and gained a critical edge in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Von Braun was also a strong advocate for space programs and inspired many individuals through determination and perseverance to shoot for their dreams.
In own intentions to fight and overcome the roots of communism the 40th President of America was ready to take any sacrifices in order to realize the political objectives. It can be noticed within the optimistic phrases of President: “We'll continue our quest in space; there will be more shuttle flights and more shuttle crews and, yes, more volunteers, more civilians, more teachers in space; nothing ends here...” (Reagan). The intentions and aspirations to be ahead of Soviet Union in space industry played into Reagan's hands, although sometimes it was necessary to step over some human lives (Stuckey
He said that no one can control their freedom to help Cuba. This is for the confirmation of putting nuclear weapons into Cuba. Instead of answering America’s question that Cuba is the USSR nuclear bases. They just said it was for defending Cuba. And also to make the situation better which USA had big nuclear bases and land on West Germany and Turkey.
His nuclear deterrent foreign policy played a very large role in the Cold War, and is still effective today. Nuclear deterrent means if a country launches nuclear weapons against the United States, The United States would retaliate with its own nuclear strike (“Dwight D. Eisenhower” 304). In the end there would be no real winner, just total destruction. Eisenhower demonstrated this when he said “I would say a preventive war, if the words mean anything, is to wage some sort of quick police action in order that you might avoid a terrific cataclysm of destruction later.” (“Dwight D Eisenhower” 136). Knowing this, other countries will try to avoid total destruction instead of starting a nuclear war.
On July 24, he met the Apollo 11 astronauts on their return from the moon landing, a highly symbolic American victory in the space race. On the next day, at a press conference in Guam, he tried to adapt U.S. foreign policy to the pressures of the Vietnam War, which were stretching the military's ability to meet America's global commitments. He resisted calls to withdraw American ground forces from Vietnam immediately, and searched for a way to reinvigorate U.S. alliances around the world, hoping to maintain American credibility while sharing the burden of Western defense. Over the next several months, the president and his advisers worked to clarify and codify his initial comments, an effort that led to the simple formulation of the Nixon Doctrine included in a famous November 3, 1969, speech: - First, the United States will keep all of its treaty commitments. - Second, we shall provide a shield if a nuclear power threatens the freedom of a nation allied with us or of a nation whose survival we consider vital to our
From 1940 to the early 1990s, the United States and the Soviet Union fiercely competed to prove that they were the superior nation. The two rivals tried to out-do each other in terms of technology, military, and economy in a period known as the cold war, a war between capitalism and communism. The war was never engaged directly, due to the fact that both sides had enormous amount of nuclear weapons. After 50 years, the cold war came to a close in the 1990s with the Soviet Union’s downfall. This resulted in the U.S being the only superpower in the world.
Ronald Reagan Foreign Policy When Reagan became president he began with only one well-defined foreign policy; he wanted to contain the Soviet Union. He wanted to stop them from growing any bigger and wanted to make sure that other countries did not become Communist. He didn’t like how relaxed President Nixon and President Ford had been to try to ease the relationship with the Soviets. He thoroughly believed that the Soviets were taking advantage of how relaxed the United States of America had been. Reagan thought that the United States needed to prepare its military defense systems just in case the Soviets decided to nuke the Americans.
After World War II and the development of nuclear weapons that ensued as a result, the problem of who would be the next world superpower arose. With no other threats to American society, Truman felt Communism was the next impediment against democracy, of which the US felt was the greatest attribute to its success. After France, whom the US had already been assisting in aid, withdrew its forces in 1956, American advisors were sent to train South Vietnamese
The United States, realizing that if the Nazi's could possibly even, with a tiny amount of possibility, make this weapon would be making them unstoppable. So the US, not liking to be held one step below any one started their own nuclear weapons program, called the Manhattan Project. The U.S. won the first nuclear arms race when they tested the first nuclear weapon on the Alamogordo Bombing Range in New Mexico on July 16, 1945. The modern nuclear arms race, that is the race between the US, under Harry Truman, and the USSR (Russians), under Joseph Stalin, began in 1946, when the American representative of the newly formed United Nations (UN), Bernard Baruch, suggested that nuclear weapons be eliminated. The Russians refused this proposition and the arms race started.