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The Atomic Age. Soviets enter the Atomic Age. In 1949 the USSR test their first A-Bomb US is gripped with fear US test the first Hydrogen Bomb. Dwight D. Eisenhower. WWII Hero Wins the 1952 election Josef Stalin died in 1953 replace by Khrushchev

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soviets enter the atomic age
Soviets enter the Atomic Age
  • In 1949 the USSR test their first A-Bomb
  • US is gripped with fear
  • US test the first Hydrogen Bomb
dwight d eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • WWII Hero
  • Wins the 1952 election
  • Josef Stalin died in 1953 replace by Khrushchev
  • US has new nuclear strategy: Massive retaliation
  • Ike believed peace through power
arms race
Arms Race
  • Each Country spent billions on weapons.
  • Sputnik: First Satellite in space: Russians have early advantage.
  • The Space race begins as a product of the Cold War: NASA
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