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between U.S.A and Russia By Addis Yilma. Space Race /Arms Race. Context. The growth of atomic weapons between the two superpower. Who were The two superpowers during the cold war. Why was the launch of sputnik so historically significant toward the space race.

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Context
  • The growth of atomic weapons between the two superpower.
  • Who were The two superpowers during the cold war.
  • Why was the launch of sputnik so historically significant toward the space race.
  • The achievements of the superpower involved in the space race.
  • The out come of the space race and arms race between the two cold war superpowers.
the growth of atomic weapons between the two superpower
The growth of atomic weapons between the two superpower.

in 1949 the united state had dropped two atomic bombs on Japan to end world war two.

Four years later,The Soviet union built their own atomic bomb.

A deadly arms race had begun . Both superpowers stockpiled nuclear weapon. By the end of the decade,both sides were developing missiles to carry bombs to each other 's doorsteps.

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The growth of atomic weapons between the two superpower.

neither superpowers wanted to rick an all-out instead,they pursued their rivalry indirectly by supporting opposite sides in conflict in the third world. These were the poorer nation of Latin America, Asia and Africa.

One such conflict brought the supper powers to the brink of war.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy learned that the soviets were supplying Cuba with missiles. U.S navy ships blocked the island. The world waited to see if the soviet union would remove all missiles and missiles bases from Cuba.

Finally,the soviet Union agreed to remove them.

space race between u s a and soviet union
Space Racebetween U.S.A and Soviet Union

Space Race was a competition of space exploration between the United State and Soviet Union, which lasted roughly from 1957 to 1975.It involved the efforts to explore outer space with artificial satellites, to send humans into space, and to land people on the Moon.

By 1960 the superpowers were in a space race as well as an arms race. Americans were stunned in 1957 when the Soviet sent Sputnik, a man-made satellite,into orbit around the earth.

Throughout the 1960s,the two nations raced to see who would be first to put a person on the moon.

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Space Racebetween U.S.A and Soviet Union

Americans cheered as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first lunar landing in 1969.

the two superpowers during the cold war
The two superpowers during the cold war

The soviet union was a strong socialist republic.

  • The united state was strong capitalist republic.
  • The soviet union and the united state were in the same side during world war 2.
  • The united state want all county to be democratic and the soviet union want all country to be communist
  • Both countries ware powerful.
  • The soviet wear the world largest stockpile of nuclear weapon for the second half of the civil war ,and the U.S.A was the largest army in the world, and one of the two most powerful air forces in the world.
  • The soviet were unequal led global intelligence network (KG B), the U.S.A were powerful allies in Western Europe (NATO).
the launch of sputnik was so historically significant toward the space race
The launch of sputnik was so historically significant toward the space race.

Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, was launched on October 4, 1957 by the U.S.S.R.  It was little more than the size of a basketball and weighed 184 pounds.  Sputnik was not equipped with any scientific instruments, but orbited the earth once every 98 minutes.  It contained a single radio transmitter.

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The launch of sputnik was so historically significant toward the space race.

Forty years later, the Cold War is over, and the Russian space program frightens only its own cosmonauts.

That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age and the U.S.-U.S.S.R space race.

the firsts achievements of the space race during cold war
The firsts achievements of the space race during cold war

They both sent human on the moon.

They both develop technology while they compete to be better than the other.

They brought different type of atomic weapons and made the world to fear the other country.

The Russian sent the first women Valentina Tereshkova on the moon i.

The Russian also sent a dog to the moon.

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cause and effect of cold war causes
cause and effect of cold warcauses

soviet domination of eastern Europe.

communist victory in China.

Distrust between united state and soviet union.

immediate effects

Truman Doctrine and Marshall plan.

founding of NATO and Warsaw pact.

East West tension.

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cause and effect of cold warcauses
  • long term effect
  • Arms race between United State and Soviet Union.
  • Rivalry between United State and Soviet Union for world power.
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