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Unformatted text preview: race also entailed an arms race, which of course, was a race to build machinery, weaponry, and large armed forces. Rather than using military force Nixon thought it was more effective to use diplomatic communications to maintain good relations with the Soviet Union, and skirt war. Not only could war between the 2 nations be avoided, but this way the Soviet Union could become allies with the United States....
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