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Science and War: The Cold War Industrial Military Complex- involvement between science and the government. Developed because of the belief of an outside threat of war. The cold war was an ideological difference between the U.S. and Soviet Union. The Soviet Union believed that socialism was the best while the U.S. believed that capitalism and democracy was the best. 1945-1991 both countries because involved in every other conflict around the world. During this time science took on a new dimension, vast networks were creating and finishing products showing how science and military becomes more intertwined with the world and was thus funded. Vannevar Bush- electrical engineer responsible for creating the computer. Also one of the prime people responsible for the government and science combining (Manhattan Project). He wanted to shape the relationship: 1945 he wrote a report called: Science, the endless frontier . This was about the potential of science during the cold war. He was leery of the military and fearful of the weapons that could be produced. He wanted the government to fund science as the process of studying the natural world again. The U.S. government decided to recognize the power of science and issued an agenda. Nothing at the time was more terrifying than the atomic bomb and research. The Soviets were not interested in nuclear research until the United States dropped the bombs on Japan. Stalin thought
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