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Chapter 8-To the Twenty-first Century How do we deal with the nuclear problem? - Two main schools of thought o should all nuclear weapons be abolished o should it be studies as a part of national strategy - return to traditional assumptions about use of force - no guarantee that Moscow or Washington could wipe the other out - biggest problem will be nuclear proliferation in volatile regions - problem of other Great Powers o China developing superior technology to USSR o Britain and France have better deterrent forces now How do we measure the world in terms of conventional balance of forces? - must measure rival alliances as a whole o non-American parts of NATO > non-Russian parts of Warsaw Pact o Warsaw Pact alliance appears to have more in quantity but not decisive - Problems for Russia though hurt their allies power o Possibility that conflict will occur with NATO and China What are the present and future circumstances of the US? -
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course HIST 038 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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Chapter 8-book7 - Chapter 8-To the Twenty-first Century How...

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