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The Soviet Union and the arms race

Holloway, David

The Soviet Union and the arms race

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • World politics -- 1945-,
    • Arms race -- History -- 20th century,
    • Soviet Union -- Military policy,
    • Soviet Union -- Defenses,
    • Soviet Union -- Armed Forces

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDavid Holloway.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA770 .H63 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxvi, 211 p. ;
      Number of Pages211
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2866747M
      ISBN 100300032803, 0300032811
      LC Control Number84040205

      Senator Joe Biden, Jr talks about the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. Senator Biden answers audience questions.


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The Soviet Union and the arms race by Holloway, David Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Soviet Union was supposed to be “a society of true democracy,” but in many ways it was no less repressive than the czarist autocracy that preceded it.

This chapter is an account of the Soviet Union’s participation in the Cold War arms race, focusing largely on nuclear weapons. For the Soviet Union the nuclear arms race began as an issue of prestige: the A-bomb was perceived as important for great-power status. Nikita Khrushchev discovered in nuclear-tipped missiles a cost-effective fix for Moscow’s security : Sergey Radchenko.

The Soviet Union And The Arms Race book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(3). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Industrialization and military power --The test of war --Conclusion --Deciding to build the bomb --Post-war weapons programs --The development of thermonuclear weapons --Nuclear weapons and military policy --The political and military aspects of doctrine --Rethinking military.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxvi, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: 1. Military power and the Soviet state Entering the nuclear arms race Thinking about nuclear war The politics of arms control: theatre nuclear systems in Europe Military power and foreign policy The defence economy Innovation and the Arms Race: How the United States and the Soviet Union Develop New Military Technologies (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) [Evangelista, Matthew] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Innovation and the Arms Race: How the United States and the Soviet Union Develop New Military Technologies (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)Cited by: During the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union became engaged in a nuclear arms race.

They both spent billions and billions of dollars trying to build up huge stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Near the end of the Cold War the Soviet Union was spending around 27% of its total gross national product on the military.

By engaging Moscow in a prohibitively expensive arms race, and by staging, ina fake “disinformation” test of the Strategic Defense Initiative system to fool the Soviets, the United States forced the Soviet Union into a competition, which exhausted their economic capacity (Kegley 13).

Earlier this week, New Matilda published a story from economics columnist Ian McAuley on why Donald Trump’s strategy of boosting the military was a poor one. He linked it to the arms race that preceded the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Iliana Nikolova, a US-based academic, responds. One of the most intriguing questions of modernMore. Given the renewed interest in Soviet military matters, U.

of Edinburgh political scientist Holloway's solid, reasoned overview of Soviet strategy and strategic forces will fill some gaps (unlike Viktor Suvorov's overwrought Inside the Soviet Army, p. 56). Holloway holds to the view that, despite comments to the contrary, the Soviets still see nuclear parity with the US as the best guarantee.

The prospect of an arms race seemed less frightening to Reagan, who said in that “the Soviet Union cannot possibly match us in an arms race,” than to his predecessors.

Continued Soviet missile programs and a skyrocketing U.S. budget deficit, however, called into question the validity of this judgment. This one's a doozy. Don't say we didn't warn you. Let's just set it all out right at the beginning: The Butter Battle Book is a pretty clear allegory for the Cold War arms race.

But what's great about allegories is that they're flexible and fuzzy. The Soviet Union and the arms race by David Holloway and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Soviet Union and the Arms Race by Holloway, David - AbeBooks.

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia that existed from to and was the largest country in the world. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, in practice its government and economy were highly was a one-party state governed by the Communist Party, with Capital and largest city: Moscow.

Meanwhile, the geopolitical animosities of the Cold War are resurgent, with relations between Moscow and Washington at their lowest point since the Soviet-era arms race.

The creation of new. Target America: the Soviet Union and the strategic arms race, User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Despite the recent thaw in relations between the United States and the former Soviet Union, both nations retain the ability to obliterate each other in minutes.

This authoritative and chilling new history of the cold war arms race is deadly serious, but can verge on pitch-black comedy — “Dr. Strangelove” as. Another volume in the series, Foreign Relations of the United States,V.

XV, Soviet Union, June Augustincludes numerous direct personal communications between President Nixon and Soviet Leader Brezhnev covering a host of issues, including clarifying the practical application of the SALT I and AMB agreements, arms control.

The nuclear arms race was an arms race competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their respective allies during the Cold this very period, in addition to the American and Soviet nuclear stockpiles, other countries developed nuclear weapons, though none engaged in warhead production on nearly the same scale as.

Only in the late s, with warming political relations, did momentum for major space cooperation begin to build. As the Soviet Union neared collapse, with its ideological underpinnings evaporating, the impetus for the arms race and competition in space declined, allowing both countries to seriously pursue strategic partnerships in space.

In JanuaryDr. Seuss, one of the most popular authors of children’s books ever, who sold hundreds of millions of copies of his books, published The Butter Battle was a totally unexpected book from a children’s author―an overt political satire and protest against the nuclear arms race.

Seuss considered it his best book, but one that ends. Willingness to go to edge of war and U.S. began making more nuclear weapon and Soviet Union too. How did hostilities increase between U.S. and Soviet Union during s. U.S. was in competition with Soviet Union all over world Hostilities increased between U.S.

and Soviet Union during s when Egypt seized control of Suez Canal in and U. Initially, only the United States possessed atomic weapons, but in the Soviet Union exploded an atomic bomb and the arms race began.

Both countries continued building more and bigger bombs. Inthe United States tested a new and more powerful weapon: the hydrogen bomb.

The Soviet Union followed with its own version in Warsaw Pact in and ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December The result has been the end of the global East-West arms race of the Cold War period, with an end of global politics being dominated by the existence of such an File Size: 22KB.

The foundations of the Cold War were broader than just the ideological struggle between capitalism and communism. The Soviet Union had suffered terribly during World War II and was hungry to recover. Soviet leaders feared and distrusted the United States, which was the only country with the atomic bomb — and which had used it.

The Soviet Union and the Arms Race thus presents a picture of a nation determined to retain its position as a world power, no matter what the cost. Holloway predicts that the s will be a. The Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union saw both sides attempting to maintain or expand their sphere of influence while avoiding all-out war.

A key factor was the concept of. The Paperback of the The Soviet Union and the Arms Race by David Holloway at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages: The first atom bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on the 6th August, The power of the bomb had truly shocked the world.

Try guessing how much Stalin was shivering at the thought of their new enemy having the most powerful weapon ever made in the history of the world, and the potential for them to destroy their cities in the touch of a button.

“The congressmen in the room just wanted to see them, to use their position to arrange a personal audience, to gaze upon them with their own eyes across the committee table, no more than four feet away, to shake hands with them, occupy the same space on this earth with them for and hour or so, fawn over them, pay homage to them, bathe in.

The Space Race was one facet of the Cold War in which the Soviet Union and the United States competed to establish dominance in space, which was. Korolyov () was the leading Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer during the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States in the s and s.

(Fine Art Images. Reagan entered the White House as a fanatic foe of the Soviet Union and as a staunch opponent of every nuclear arms control and disarmament agreement negotiated by. Start studying The Butter Battle Book. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Search. Browse. the escalating Arms Race and stockpiling. blue and red clothing. symbolic of capitalistic U.S. and communist Soviet Union. The Butter Up Band and parades. U.S.O. or United Services Organization.

the Chief. The Soviet authorities then ended the arms race and called off the Cold War. But achieving parity with the U.S. was not an end to the arms buildup. Soviet leader Andropov suggested that the Soviet Union should strive for parity with the combined forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) plus China.

But there was a more. Infor instance, Dmitri Moor, the Soviet Union’s most famous propaganda poster artist, created a poster that cried, “Freedom to the prisoners of Scottsboro!” It was a reference to the. This book is about the interest of the contemporary Soviet Union in various forms of arms control and disarmament measures.

At a minimum it is useful to understand better why the Soviet Union behaved as it did over the past ten or so years in dealing with this range of issues.

Soviet Union and the Arms Race, The. Book. Author(s) David Holloway; Published By. Yale University Press, page(s): A paperback edition with a new introduction was published in Share This Publication. All FSI Publications. Our Address. soviet union and the united states tradegys -Soviet union- The first human fatality of the space race occured on Ma when Valentin V.

Bondarenko, a cosmonaut trainee, died in a pressure chamber fire that was covered up by Soviet Apthe parachute failed on Soyuz I as it was returning to earth. Upon assuming the presidency, Reagan agreed to former CIA Director William Casey's plan to undermine and destroy the Soviet Union through a combination of economic warfare and sabotage, hot and cold war, a punishing arms race, and sophisticated and heated psychological and political warfare.

From the capricious reign of Catherine the Great and Alexander I to the provocative leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev, the author concentrates on the interplay between interests and ideologies in the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, in an even-handed, non-ideological narrative.

Washington, D.C., Decem – On Christmas Day 25 years ago, the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, stepped down and the hammer-and-sickle flags over the Kremlin were replaced with the red-white-and-blue of the Russian Federation.

Triumphalists and conspiracy theorists ever since have attributed this epochal event to the .Specter of new arms race has Russia recalling Soviets’ fate Why We Wrote This With new weapons development and the end of the INF treaty, a new nuclear arms race seems all too possible to Russians.