Cold War Arms Race

Events

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945 - August 9, 1945

NATO founded

April 4, 1949

Soviet Union detonates first atomic bomb

August 29, 1949

US tested 1st hydrogen bomb

November 1, 1952

Massive Retaliation

January 1954

Warsaw Pact established

May 14, 1955

First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launched by USSR

August 21, 1957

US develops ICBM technology

July 1959

Mutually Assured Destruction

1961

Soviet Union detonates Tsar Bomba

October 1961