Arms race or the human race? a choice for mankind.

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Published by Dept. of Public Information, United Nations in New York .

Written in English

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  • Nuclear disarmament.,
  • Nuclear arms control.

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ContributionsUnited Nations. Dept. of Public Information.
LC ClassificationsJX1974.7 .A694 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination21, [2] p. :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3091845M
LC Control Number82194767

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In the s, U.S. President Ronald Reagan revived cold-war policies and rhetoric, referring to the Soviet Union as the "evil empire" and escalating the nuclear arms race; some have argued this stance was responsible for the eventual collapse of Soviet Communism while others attribute its downfall to the inherent weakness of the Soviet state.

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The Cold War between the United. The arms race concept is also used in other fields. However, the discussion in this article is limited to military arms races. Examples of arms races since the early 20th century. One example of an arms race is the “dreadnought” arms race between Germany and Britain prior to World War I.

In the early 20th century, Germany as a rising power. But what's great about allegories is that they're flexible and fuzzy. That means that while the Good Doctor may have intended for his book to allegorize the Cold War, we can think of it in terms of current arms races, the supercomputer race, or any other adversarial relationship between two groups based on technological advancement.

The Arms Race in Asia concludes that if the emerging arms race is left unchecked, it is likely that Asia will increasingly become a region of instability, marked by conflicts and interstate wars. The book will be of great interest to students of Asian politics, strategic studies, defence studies, security studies and IR in by: 3.

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Wiesner, Special Assistant for Science and Technology to President KennedyAvoiding abstract models of conflict, speculation on national character, and other generalized frameworks for debate, Containing the Arms Race is .Arms Race is the fifteenth episode of Off Book: The Improvised Musical, and features guest Mo Collins.

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