Week 1 Assignment - After World War II, the land and the...

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After World War II, the land and the people of Europe were devastated. While the rest of the world struggled to recover from the war, the United States and the Soviet Union rose up from the ashes, and rubble of war to become the world’s greatest countries, unfortunately they were enemies. Even though they were the world’s two greatest countries, the power was distributed unequal. When the war ended, the United States’ economy was thriving, along with its great military and superior weapons that included the atomic bomb. However, the Soviet Union felt threatened and increased their output of weapons and military skill. The competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union’s race for superiority turned into what is now called the “Arms Race”. The History Learning Site (2000-2010) states that the nuclear arms race was central to the Cold War. Many feared where the Cold War was going with the belief that the more nuclear weapons you had, the more powerful you were. Both America and Russia massively built
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