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Cold War - Space Race

  1. Cold War Arms Race
    This is what pushing a nuclear war and a space race does to countries. Luckily nothing else happened. Thawing in the Cold War was because of one period of...
  2. The Cold War Arms Race
    the USSR in the arms race. It was now an even playing field. From then on, hanging over every political and military action throughout the Cold War was the threat...
  3. Space Race
    and the Soviet Union known as the Space Race. The Space Race was derived from many events throughout history starting as far back as World War II. Nazi German...
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War is an event that represents the situation of a state and how it is revolutionized.   It introduces new factors that sometimes force nations others to join in the enhancing of ideas.   In particular, the new face of the ideological or new age concept was brought up.   The United States of America and the former Union of Soviet Socialists Republic engaged in an ideological conflict known as the Cold War from 1945 to 1989. It was a time of differences between democracy and communism. The other main consequence of the Cold War was also a great scientific and technological advancements. Both superpowers possessed highly destructive arms for their offense and defense that induced fear in the other. This fear caused the launch of the Space Race: a derby of government-funded scientific advancements to take the human race into space. The space program is, to a large extent, the result of the Cold War.

The rivalry between the US and the USSR for being the head power but with different ideologies had preceded the Second World War. Both nations had unprecedented tension flowing between them. Among many of these tensions were the financial and propaganda issues that made them enemies. These facts made a series of competitions such as economic strategies and propaganda. Among these competitions is one of the most important; the Space Race.

The Cold War fueled an important opportunity to humankind, which much advanced space technology. Before the Cold War initiated, during World War II, much of the basic technology had already been developed. The main contribution came from the German\'s Von Braun\'s V-2 rocket, a missile that had the basic scientific process to launch an object into space. After the German defeat, the war ended splitting the world into two major camps and the old wartime allies US and USSR became real enemies.

The main way of gaining more support was the propaganda that each nation projected to each other. The Communists took over the...
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