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1950-1954: The H-Bomb and the Nuclear Revolution
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at first the atom bomb was just a                  kind of destructive force, but then they became bigger than that
from 1945 to 1949 only the United States had them
this was a reassuring                 
the Americans didn't feel that they had to build up the rest of their                          forces as much
considered putting atomic bombs and this technology under                            control
a Quixotic notion but                              important
many of these ideas remain relevant today
failed to control the                bomb
one ton of TNT will            a typical 5-story building
the atomic bomb had the destructive power of 10,000 tons of TNT
delivered in state-of-the-art bombers such as the         
a B-29 crashed in the Soviet Union in 1944 and the Soviets built a          of it
atomic bombs have their effects in three ways:
1. heat
2. blast
including the radiation of all the particles thrown up by the blast which drift in the prevailing winds until the lethality of that radiation                      (fallout)
highly deadly radius of explosion of approximately        mile
1949 United States lost the                  of the atomic bomb
what did this mean to the way the United States defended itself?
the need to develop much larger conventional forces, since atomic bomb is no longer a            card
took up the possibility of developing a fusion bomb, a thermonuclear bomb
use the fission reaction to create a              reaction
these were fission/fusion bombs, sometimes called                  bombs, were vastly more powerful
code name "The           "
the                were developing their own thermonuclear weapons as well
a year or two behind the Americans
the progress of these technical developments created windows of                            and windows of opportunity
1949-1954: American window of opportunity in          War
both sides have nuclear weapons but Americans have more powerful conventional forces
1950        68 document
we have to spend more money on conventional forces because the Soviets have cancelled out our atomic advantage
the decisions on big defense spending doesn't come until the              war, but then it increases rapidly
Soviets moved too soon in supporting Korea since it caused America to begin defending              and Vietnam, something they weren't doing before
1953:                      comes into office
we now have new technology, e.g. the          jet-powered bomber
some advisers were in favor of launching a                      war against the Soviet Union
Eisenhower weighs the risks and decides on a policy of                      plus deterrence
he was going to threaten                war in order to avoid any war at all
April 1954: Hydrogen bomb
Hiroshima atomic bomb: 10,000 tons of TNT
Hydrogen bomb had 1                tons of TNT
100 times that of the atomic bomb
lethal radius
atomic bomb: 1 mile from blast
hydrogen bomb: 7 miles from blast
150 square miles of high lethality
plus much greater radioactive fallout
hydrogen bombs don't just damage parts of cities but                      entire cities

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1914: The Balkan Whirlpool
1914: From Balkan Crisis to War
1914-1916: All War Plans Fail Horribly
The 1916 Missed Opportunity for Peace
WWI Pushes Warring Countries Toward Total States
Why the Allies Won World War One
Post-WWI: Filling the Void of Collapsed Empires
Post-WWI Communism vs. Anti-Communism
Post World War I: The Age of Uncertainty
1910s/1920s: Modern Women
The World of 1930
The 1930s World Crisis
1930s: The Decade of Contingency
America's Entry into World War II
WWII: Strategies for Total War
1945: Hour Zero
Post WWII: Imagining New Countries
Conflicts in Postwar Nation Building
The Two Europes That Emerged After WWII
1947 China: Undesirable Communists vs. Flawed Nationalists
Post WWII: The Age of America
Reasons for the Korean War
How WWIII was Avoided in the Korean War
1950-1952: The Cold War Comes to Main Street
1950-1954: The H-Bomb and the Nuclear Revolution
1950s: Loosening Empires and Building Confederations
The Emergence of the Third World
1958-1962: The World at the Brink
Third World Proxy Wars of the 1950s and 1960s
Managerial States and the Transnational Disruption of 1968
1970s Obstacles to Reducing Cold War Tensions
1970s Democratic Socialism Becomes a Non-Choice
1980s Political Polarization
1980s: Global Capitalism Transformed