Nuclear Arms Race

Trevor Carter & Kayce Revelle

Who was involved?

The Soviet Union and their allies and the United States and their allies.
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When?

it was from August of 1945 to 1956

Where?

The United States and Soviet Union

Important People

Leo Szilard he made the bomb, Edward Teller got Einstein to warn the US that the Nazis were creating a Atomic Bomb,

Why did it take place, and why is it important?

it took place because people wanted a powerful weapon and when others got one they had to get one for their own country, it was important because it could have started WW3 and kill a large amount of people

Timeline

1942: Manhattan Project established

1945: The United States used the Atomic bomb twice on Japan ending World War 2

1949: Soviet Union tested their first Atomic Bomb

1952: UK tests Nuclear bomb in Australia

1960: France tests first Nuclear bomb

1961: Soviets test largest Nuclear bomb ever "Tsar Bomba"

1964: Chinese test first nuclear bomb

1967: Latin America signs treaty not allowing nukes to be constructed or tested in region

1968: treaty signed to not allow any other countries to make nuclear bombs

1996: world court states nuclear bombs are illegal

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