Essay The Treaty Of The Cold War

1222 Words Apr 28th, 2016 5 Pages
The Cold War was one of the most hostile era in history because both the Soviet Union and the United States failed to meet eye to eye. Although there were no actual conflict between the nations, the entire world was at a brink of a nuclear war. Both nations were actively trying to discover deadlier weapons to cause fear in the other as well as cause them to back down. The nuclear arms race provided some important information, but overall it was foolish because the intent was to cause intimidation. The weapons created could destroy the world several times over, but this does not stop the U.S. or the Soviet Union. In addition, the air raid drills and bomb shelters made people naive about surviving a nuclear war, but it was successful in creating a sense of security. There is still a possibility of a nuclear war today and we are more apt to prevent an attack, but it is still unlikely we could survive. In my opinion, the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union caused unnecessary apprehension and fear across the world. First and foremost, all of the nuclear testing was harming the environment in unprecedented ways before. The atmosphere and the ocean is subjected to large amounts of radiation, dust and other radioactive material, and this damage done cannot be reverted instantly. This is why a Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed in 1963 between the U.S., Soviet Union, and Great Britain, which agreed that there would be no nuclear testing in the…

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