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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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The atomic age

The Atomic Age


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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