One, if not the most prominent way that the nuclear arms race stabilised the cold war was the threat of one being launched, both the USA and the USSR were both already threatened by the ideological capabilities of each other, which is why they feared the nuclear arms race would extend to not just trying to achieve the upper hand over their opponent. The fact that both sides were developing their nuclear weaponry and rapidly gaining a vast amount of nuclear bombs meant that it acted as a defence strategy in warning the up and coming countries who thought they would have an opportunity in joining the world superpowers, such as China. The damage that the weapons could cause were enough to not just warn each superpower of the sheer control that the other had but it warned the world too. An example of how the
A Loss of Perspective: An Analysis of “Sex and Death and the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals.” In the essay, “Sex Death and the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals”, the writer, Carol Cohn, discusses her observations of the effects of language choice on thoughts and actions regarding the dangerous world of nuclear defense. The text explores the use of abstract language to mask the horrible consequences of nuclear war. While Cohn begins her essay by analyzing examples of this language of nuclear combat, she quickly becomes immersed in the world of defense jargon and losses the focus of the essay. The main rhetorical aim of this essay is unclear and shifts as the thesis of the essay changes. The use of ethos persuasion is observed extensively in the first half of the essay.
January 5, 2011 Cold War Constructivist View During the end of World War II, areas of frustration were still being shown as a new war had been presenting its face on the other side of the world. As a war between the two superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union began, neighboring countries showed fear of a possible world war. From 1945 to 1991 this war known as the Cold War, put millions in fear for their lives. As a result of fears that many had during the first and second world wars, many became afraid of the continuation. Along with fears of the past came the difference of politics as the Soviet Union, also known as the USSR was a communist country and the United States was a capitalist society.
The Cold War caused high tensions within American people. There were two –side fears which frightened people. One was the fear of nuclear war. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a good example for this.4, in 1962; the Soviet Union was behind the United States. In order to catch up with American, Soviet Union decided to install missile base in Cuba to deal with America.
Regarding the topic of geo-engineering, there is risk and there is a lot of uncertainty that is involved where the issues could be severe. Long term effects of the experiments are difficult to predict, and there could be unwanted effect developing in the far future which could pose a threat to the environment and society. Also, geo-engineering can easily lead to political disagreements. One can only imagine what risks that poses if one compares the topic of geoengineering to the one of nuclear weapons. When research on nuclear weapons was at its peak after WWII, it lead to the cold war where two countries conducted over 1500 tests and there were fear of a nuclear war breaking out between the nations.
A terrorist threat/ attack and a nuclear threat are real attacks that still go on today in our country and our people are scared of. In my opinion both of them are alike. They make the government have to evaluate everything that is going on and it deters the economic growth in our community, on this causes the government to take advantage of their view of defense against an upcoming attack. A war and an attack such as 9/11 are two different types of attacks. And these are attacks that people will forever remember.
The main focus is that the house is mainly taking the role of the parents in the story. “You’ve let this room and this house replace you and your wife in your children’s affections (58). Second of all, the key point in the short story comes when the father, based on the advice of David McClean, turns off the nursery switch,
In what ways did spies during the cold war try to gain information? What did they do with this information and was it beneficial to our country? Tension after World War 2 between the Western world and the Communist world. The largest tension was between the US and the Soviet Union. After the debatable “success” of the atomic bomb there was talk of using it again Every country now wanted to know who had one, where it was kept, and when/if they would be using it Causes Differences between the US and the Soviet Union were intensified by suspicions after the war.
This means that politics places itself above war and modify it to suit its needs, with Clausewitz arguments, it is difficult to think of war as something apart from politics. The Clausewitz's theory underwent a lot of criticism by the end of the Cold War due to the transformational changes that took place in the international system which altered the nature of war (Shaw
The nuclear arms race made the world a more dangerous place 1949-63 During the course of history many Arms races have developed, however this one was different. These nuclear weapons possessed an incredible amount of destructive power which meant that both superpowers, the USA and USSR, found themselves in a situation where doing everything to intimidate their adversary by being the more superior superpower to prevent direct nuclear warfare was vital. It is for this reason that this stage of the cold war is seen by some as the most key stage as well as a pivotal turning point. From what looked like initially a simple issue at first with more of these weapons being produced therefore the world would become a more dangerous place it can be assumed. This isn’t case with as this arms race progressed it became clear about the catastrophic dangers nuclear warfare would bring if the weapons were ever deployed.