Research History Paper on President Eisenhower and President Kennedy Continued Legacy of Cold War

President Eisenhower and President Kennedy Continued Legacy of Cold War

            Balance of terror is a term used by the United States and the Soviet Union to refer to nuclear arms race throughout the Cold War. The name defines shaky friendship that existed between the two countries terrified at the vision of a world extinguishing nuclear war. The United States nuclear policy is the American government policy of different departments and agencies dealing with energy, dangerous waste transport, biomedical, radionuclides, and military. It involves management of nuclear levels.
            Containment is a move made by the Soviet Union to spread communism to the east of Europe. The United States used this to stop the spread of communism. It created a middle ground between the countries. Containment has a link to the NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Cold War did not involve the two countries fighting each other, but each one of them supported a country that was in the war. The war was between the western and the eastern. The western bloc had the United States of America and its NETO friends, and the eastern bloc had the Soviet Union and its friends in the Warsaw pact. The war divided the alliances, leaving the United States of America and the USSR super powers. Each country had a nuclear, and each side had a well-organized defense for any eventuality of war between them.

After World War 2, Germany subdivided into four zones controlled by the power countries that occupied Berlin City, also divided into four although the Soviet Union occupied most parts of the city. The United States of America, Britain, and France joined up, took over one soviet area, and ordered the contraction of the Berlin wall.

            Superiority of the two-superpower countries came about due to technology. The essence of this was to improve on their national security. The United States was the first country to land a human being on the moon. The space shuttle that landed on the moon had a soviet cosmonaut crew. The technology came from a German advanced technology, which the two countries captured during World War 2. Science also played an important role during World War 2 with the invention of buzz bombs and ballistic missiles.

            The Cuban crisis happened in 1962, between the United States of America and the USSR. The deployment of missiles in Cuba was aired worldwide on television. The cold war almost turned into a nuclear war. The deployment of the missiles was an agreement between the Americans and the Cuban government to bar further attacks from the Soviet Union. The USA through air photographs noticed that the USSR had deployed missile 90 miles from Florida and took extra measures to stop further nuclear attacks by the Soviet Union by using missiles in Cuba.