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What were the achievements and failures of arms limitation in the period 1962 to 1985?. Mikel. Thesis Statement. Treaties such as PTBT, SALT I, and SDI proved beneficial towards arms limitation MAD Achievements>failures. P1: Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

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thesis statement
Thesis Statement
  • Treaties such as PTBT, SALT I, and SDI proved beneficial towards arms limitation
  • MAD
  • Achievements>failures
p1 partial nuclear test ban treaty
P1: Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
  • - How it was called upon because of fears of nuclear fallout and to slow the proliferation of nuclear weaponry
  • - 'Tsar Bomba' 50 megaton hydrogen bomb testing in 1961
  • - Spikes in nuclear testing effects such as atmospheric Carbon-14 levels
  • - Benefit of saving lives and slowing arms proliferation to some extent
  • - Both parties were not fully pleased
  • - Failure in political peace/progress as Nikita Kruschev was ousted by conservatives because of PTBT and SALT I
p2 salt i
P2: SALT I
  • - Continuation of PTBT
  • - Led to Helsinki Agreement
  • - Led to détente
  • - Better relations between West and USSR
p3 salt ii
P3: SALT II
  • - An attempt to continue the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the SALT I treaty
  • - Attempts to ban construction of ICBM's
  • - Halted by the Afghan invasion
  • - Context of this was in the middle of other international tensions,
  • - US Senate was persuaded by Carter to not to ratify the treaty
  • - In 1980, Carter vowed to honor the provisions of SALT II as long as USSR reciprocated
  • - End of the period of detente
p4 sdi
P4: SDI
  • - Reagan 1983
  • - Change in MAD
  • - Criticism
  • - Led to end of the war
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Benefit>Cost
  • Led to the end despite fallouts
  • Failures include SALT II
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