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Brinkmanship in the Cold War 100%
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During the Cold War arms race, how did the hydrogen bomb differ from the atomic bomb?
The hydrogen bomb was more destructive than the atomic bomb.
How did the concept of mutually assured destruction influence the Cold War?
It reminded people that a nuclear war would be devastating for everyone.
How did the United States try to influence Vietnam's national elections in 1956?
It backed Ngo Dinh Diem as president in South Vietnam.
Which of the following was a justification for the increase in US defense spending during the Cold War?
The United States needed to develop more and better weapons to prevent an attack.
Brinkmanship is best defined as
taking a dispute to the edge of conflict to force an enemy to back down.
Which of the following was a direct result of the flight of Sputnik I?
the founding of NASA
After the success of the Sputnik launch, the United States feared that
the Soviets had superior nuclear capabilities.
The theory that the threat of nuclear war is enough to prevent an attack is called .
What was the major impact of the launch of Sputnik I on the United States?
The United States took steps to catch up and surpass the Soviets in the space race.
Look at the graph.
Based on the graph, defense spending in the United States
increased during the arms race against the USSR.
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