Cold War Fuels Interest in the Hydrogen Bomb Ca. 1950Unknown - 1950
After the close of World War II, the U.S.S.R. and the United States entered into the cold war, wherein the two nations competed for world influence. The United States had already developed and used the atom bomb in 1945 against Japan; in 1949, the U.S.S.R. detonated their own atom bomb. This marked the start of the arms race between the two nations. The United States, now no longer the only country with nuclear weapons, began the development of the hydrogen bomb. The hydrogen bomb was expected to be 1,000 times more powerful than the atom bomb. Support of the hydrogen bomb became political, with those who opposed it labeled un-American or disloyal to the United States. In 1952 the United States tested a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. By 1953 the Soviets had their own, and the arms race continued.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1950
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