Saturday, February 6, 2010

Our Problem Statement

Since one of the most notable aspects of the Cold War was the prospect of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) via nuclear weapons, the purpose of our research and newsblog will be to investigate the arms race between the USA and USSR which led to the development and plans for deployment of nuclear weapons.

Our Research will focus mainly on:
(a) Causes and implications of the arms race
(b) The technology developed during the arms race
(c) The important people who were involved in the arms race.

Via these three aspects of the arms race between the USA and USSR, we hope to gain a better understanding of the impact of the Cold War on the lives of the public, the reasoning behind the leaders who were involved and the technological advancements, if any, which resulted from the Cold War.