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Arms Race

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Cold War


The Cold War was the period of conflict between the Untied States and the Soviet Union. The seeds of the Cold War were planted in 1917 when Vladimir Lenin and his communist party signed a peace treaty with Germany. This frightened the United States and its allies so much that the decided to do everything they could to stop the spread of communism. The allies of the United States were Western Europe, Japan, and Canada. A few of the Soviet Union's allies were Eastern Europe and China.   


Command Economy 


This economy was controlled by a central administration or the Soviet Union.  This is a kind of economy that has been planned. Command economy means that a state or government makes the decision on what products you make in factories. In a command economy the state or government also makes the decision on how the money is going to be distributed. In the Soviet Union during the time of the arms race, the government was so caught up in making military supplies and weapons that they forgot to make supplies like food, clothing, and shoes. During that period of time the people in the Soviet Union did not have very many items to choose from.



Mikhail Gorbachev 


Mikhail Gorbachev was born in March 2, 1931.  Mikhail faced a hard childhood life under the leadership of Joseph Stalin.  From 1946-1950, he worked  during the summers.  He was an assistant combine harvester operator at the farm in his area.  Mikhail Gorbachev had lived through World War II starting in August 1942. Mikhail Gorbachev is a Russian politician.  Mikhail is the last leader of the Soviet Union from 1985-1991. He was served as a president of the USSR in 1990-1991. Mikhail helped end the Cold War and dissolved the Soviet Union.  He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.



Military Technology 


Military Technology was used during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. The United States and the Soviet Union used military technology and other weapons to see who could make the deadliest weapons and better technology.  The Arms Race started because we thought the Soviet Union would take over the world. The Soviet Union kept designing new missiles and new technology. Then later, the United States developed a guided missile that was very useful and we made more bombs. Once we made new bombs the Soviet Union then tried to make even better bombs, missiles, etc. Military technology was the trick for us to surivive the Arms Race.







Nuclear Arms Race 


The Nuclear Arms Race was a competition when United States and the Soviet Union made nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Other countries made weapons too, even though they were not involved in the Nuclear Arms Race. For example, there was an additional Nuclear Arms Race that was developed in India and Pakistan during the end of 1990's.


The first nuclear weapon ever made was created by the American Manhattan Project.  This nuclear weapon was used against the Axis Powers.  The Nuclear Arms Race was very dangerous and many people died.




Soviet Union


The Soviet Union started the arms race. The Soviet Union was a group of 15 states including Russia, the largest and dominant country in the world.  It's commonly known as the Socialist State that existed in Eurasia from 1922-1991.  Their flag is colored red with a hammer and a sickle. The Soviet Union was battling with the United States during the Cold War. 





The Arms Race


The Arms Race was portrayed in the book, The Butter Battle Book, by Dr. Seuss. In this book the Yooks and the Zooks were feuding over what side of the bread they put their butter on. They built up a wall which represented the Berlin wall and started feuding. The Yooks made good weapons to hurt the Zooks only to find out the Zooks had made the same weapons. Dr. Seuss showed that he thought the Arms Race was silly because in his book, the Arms Race was about what side of the bread you put your butter on. Most of Dr. Seuss' books are about a certain topic, but you have to interpret what the topic is.


The Arms Race started in World War II. The arms race was a menace and maybe the closest to having a nuclear war during the cold war. In reply to good guy diplomacy, the United States made army planes that could travel faster than the speed of sound. The Soviet Union then copied us. We built the same weapons as them and they built the same weapons as us. The Nuclear war was such a fear back then, that nuclear attack drills were as frequent in schools and businesses as fire drills are today. Some people even had shelters built in their backyards for this kind of event.


The Arms Race was a competition between the Soviet Union and the United States.  It's also used to describe any competition that does not have any goals. The Arms Race was basically a waste of time and money because no one used the weapons in the end. Both countries wanted to basically destroy eachother completely. The United States won the first nuclear Arms Race when they tested the first nuclear weapons. None of the countries used any of the weapons in fear that they would make the earth impossible to live on because of the damage that would be caused by using nuclear weapons. 



 This is a drawing of men running with bombs and weapons. (Arms Race)





The Peacekeeper Missile


The peacekeeper missile was a missile that was launched by the United States on Monday June 3, 2002 at precisely 1:50 PM. This missile was 70 (seventy) feet tall and weighed 198,000 pounds.  The peacekeeper missile (and other rockets) could carry up 10 re-entry vehicles with 300-kiloton W87 warhead. The peacekeeper missile is very strong, it has twenty-five times the power of the nuclear bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima during World War II.  The peacekeeper missile was the first missile that the United States launched during the Arms Race. The peacekeeper missile was a land-base. The United States created the peacekeeper missle in 1986.


This is a picture of the massive missile (peacekeeper missile)

that was launched on June 3, 2002.














Comments (40)

Anonymous said

at 3:42 pm on Mar 13, 2007

Hey you guys, i am adding more info. to our page and more links. The page looks great. Maybe someone can add one of those bubble share pictures.

Anonymous said

at 1:57 pm on Mar 14, 2007

Good idea. I will try to add a bubble share and possibly some other things like a table of contents.

Anonymous said

at 11:04 am on Mar 16, 2007

Hey, i just added more info to our page. Now i am on the hunt for a bubble share!

Anonymous said

at 7:03 am on Mar 17, 2007

I added some information on the Butter Battle Book and how the arms race was portrayed in the book.

Anonymous said

at 10:47 am on Mar 18, 2007

That is great Cami. I tryed to add a bubble share but it didn't work out. Maybe one of you guys could investegate on how to create a bubble share. Now i am trying to get more information in all of the columns. Like "Soviet Union" and lots of others. Just remember: "Keep on work'n"!

Anonymous said

at 1:13 pm on Mar 18, 2007

I am looking up the peacekeeper missile. Maybe I can find some good information to put on our page. I am also checking the page for spelling and grammer.

Anonymous said

at 4:59 pm on Mar 18, 2007

That is great Cami, i will help you with some of that too. Right now i will go look up more information to put under the column "peacekeeper missile".

Anonymous said

at 5:03 pm on Mar 18, 2007

You guys maybe we should come up for working lunch on Monday, so we can work on our page a little bit more. We NEED more content under some of the subheadings. We really need to buckle down and get ot work! :)

Anonymous said

at 5:03 pm on Mar 18, 2007

Why is the only person that responds to me is Cami?

Anonymous said

at 3:42 pm on Mar 20, 2007

You guys, our wiki page is due tomorrow, i think we need to add a lot more to our page. I don't know how to put in a bubble share, maybe one of you guys could put one in. I think our page would look a lot better if we put a bubble share in. If we add a bubble share then it might get extra points for our grade on our page!

Anonymous said

at 4:53 pm on Mar 20, 2007

Guys, can you edit the page and maybe put more information into it? I've already done some "wiki" work in there. I've been busy lately at my TaeKwonDo doing the forms, one-steps, and my ho sin sools. Make sure the information is accurate and makes sense. Oh, and maybe one of you might put some bubble shares in. Thanks, anime rockers!

Anonymous said

at 3:42 pm on Mar 21, 2007

I understand Sandra and good luck with ur TaeKwonDo. I just edited the page this moring and last night. I am going over our page to make sure the rest of the information is acurate (bottom of the page). I am also going to try to maybe add more content. ttyl

Anonymous said

at 7:10 am on Mar 23, 2007

Hey Guys,

Your page is honestly AMAZING! I am really impressed by the amount of content that you included. It is accurate and interesting to read. It is also really well proofread.

I think my favorite thing on your page are the images that you chose to include. The political cartoons are terrific!

Very cool stuff,
Mr. F

Anonymous said

at 7:12 am on Mar 23, 2007

You have a good page. I think all the info stays on topic. I like all the pictures you add. But I have one question. Whats with the wikipedia search at the bottom.

Anonymous said

at 7:17 am on Mar 23, 2007

I liked the fact that you added political cartoons. You had a ton of content which was accurate and interesting. It seems you took a lot of time and effort on this project.
Erin F.

Anonymous said

at 7:19 am on Mar 23, 2007

I also think you did a FANTASTIC job. However, I think you could have added more captions under the pictures.

Anonymous said

at 7:24 am on Mar 23, 2007

If I were you guys I would be very happy. This page rocks!! I love the information, it is great. The political cartoon was very cool.The links were very good because they were to all kinds of places. Could of put more links in the last paragraph though. There was only around two. Overall, this was the best page I have seen. GREAT job. Nicholas M.

Anonymous said

at 7:26 am on Mar 23, 2007

WOW! You guys did great. You had great content and good formatting. You guys really blew me away. Although I noticed the Wikipedia search at the bottom, creative, but I think you could have gone without it. Great job guys keep up the good work! And by the way, overall I would give you guys a 95. Great work!

Anonymous said

at 7:31 am on Mar 23, 2007

Wow! I think that your page is incredible. You have a lot of content, and I like the figurtive language like, "The seeds of the Cold War were planted. . ." The political cartoon made it even more better. The only suggestion I have is to put more links throughout the page. Also, you repeated two links for the same word. Other than that, I think this page is great!

Anonymous said

at 7:35 am on Mar 23, 2007

Your piece is very good and it has a lot of good content. You need to elaborate on each topic a little bit more, though. Other than that, it was great1!

Anonymous said

at 7:38 am on Mar 23, 2007

I think that you guys have to be in the top ten on my list. Great job, and if every wiki page we had on Russia abc Mr. F would be handing out a ton of good grades. My only suggestion is to put some space between the topics. A lot of it was too close together. other than that it was great.
I would give you a 95; good job!

Anonymous said

at 7:46 am on Mar 23, 2007

Hey Guys, your page is awsome! You have interesting facts, it stayed on topic and your page had alot of information about the arms race. Your information is in kid friendly language and I cold easily understand everything. Something that I noticed u could have done better is I found a few spelling and gramor mistakes and some of the words u put in bold letters you could have made links. You guys did a great job!

Anonymous said

at 7:47 am on Mar 23, 2007

You guys did a great job and you totally deserve an A. The only major problem that i think i see is that it's not in the right format. The best thing about your page to me is the figurtive language. Another suggestion that would probably make your page a better page is to use more links.I really liked the information though.

Anonymous said

at 8:22 am on Mar 23, 2007

I liked your page alot. However an issue I see is that you did seem to lose your focus a little bit because you talked about the World War II alot. I think that you guys had fantastic content and their was lots of good content. I realize that you wanted to add some political cartoons. Although I would try to add some more pictures like the peacekeeper missile so the reader doesn't have to figure out every single cartoon. Overall though it was a good page.

Anonymous said

at 8:31 am on Mar 23, 2007

First of all I would like to say Wow! You guys had a ton of really cool information and informative and useful links.

Once I read the page over though, I saw a lot of errors. The main error that I saw was that most of your sentances were kind of akward. Second, you never said the reason that the US launched the Peacekeeper missile and you never had any informative and interesting analogys. (For example, the number of elaphants or some other large object that we know of that the peacekeeper missile weighed). I think that if you put that information in, it would be a much more interesting paragraph. Adding that information would also provide some information so that the reader that is going 'wow, 300 kilotons, that sounds like a lot, but I just don't know how much?' would have a comparrison.

There were very few spelling errors, which was good and aside from the akward sentances, the grammer was almost perfect. The page was also written in very kid-friendly language. The one other mistake that I found was that you strayed off topic on some of your paragraphs, and some of your paragraphs weren't really appropriet for this page, because they weren't about the cold war, or didn't focus enough on the cold war.

Overall, I would say you did very well. The grade that I would give you would probably be about an 88-92, so not quite an A, for the main reason of the akward paragraphs.

Anonymous said

at 8:32 am on Mar 23, 2007

You guys did good! I think you had a few spelling errors and you could have elaborated on you pictures a bit more. Other than those few comments; you guys were awesome! If I was grading this page I probably would have given this a 93%.

Anonymous said

at 10:29 am on Mar 23, 2007

You guys did a great job. I loved how you guys put politacal cartoons. A weakness is that your formatting is a little off you could of been better there. Otherwise you guys did a great job. You added a lot of links whitch is good, good amount of content, I loved all of the pictures of during the war and the Soveit Unions flag. I would deffently give you guys in the range of an A. Good job!!

Anonymous said

at 10:30 am on Mar 23, 2007

Great info and a enormus amount of detail, but maybe you could have had more links

Anonymous said

at 10:34 am on Mar 23, 2007

wow!great job on the formatting guys.good almost everything you did really good on the information. this is probably one of the best wiki pages in the abc book category!keep it up.

Anonymous said

at 10:37 am on Mar 23, 2007

you guys did an awesome job! Thres tons of content and alot of really cool imformation and sub headings (i'm so glab you had a table of content). Additionaly, I love the political cartoons you added. However, you had a few spelling errors and I bet you could have added a little bit more deatail on the Soviet Union topic. But not only the soviet union, other headings also just had a few sentences, which gave me three thoughts, did you run out of time? Is it not important to the Arms Race? Or Is there no imformation about it? I would give this page somewhere around 85.

Anonymous said

at 10:38 am on Mar 23, 2007

wow i am suprised!!! i LOVE your page.alot of content!!but maybe instead of bolding the words,they could be links! if there was anything higher than an A you guys would get it for sure!!!

Anonymous said

at 10:42 am on Mar 23, 2007

hey guys!i enjoyed a lot of things about your page. overall i would rate it a 4.5. the political cartoon was very creative and i loved how you mentioned dr. seuss in ur paragraph. you have a lot of style in your page. NICE JOB!!!!

Anonymous said

at 10:43 am on Mar 23, 2007

Great job the detail got my attention right away. I liked ur pictures a lot. I think grade should be a 95

Anonymous said

at 10:54 am on Mar 23, 2007

This was a great page in my opinion. There was a fair amount of links. There was great and plentiful content. Overall, This page gets a 4.0.

Anonymous said

at 11:13 am on Mar 23, 2007

This is a great page i really liked it!! I noticed the words "The seeds of the Cold War were planted" that was really interesting, and added some style to your page. I think you had awesome pictures I really liked how you used the poitical cartoons. I thnk your page had a lot of good info. An issue I saw was you got the heading size wrong its suppost to be heading 2. I noticed that you had some links, but you should add some more. Nice job on the page its realyl good!! ~Alexia C.
ps. I think the page deserves a 4!!!

Anonymous said

at 11:18 am on Mar 23, 2007

WWWWWWWWOOOOOWWW you guys are great I mean look t all the info I learnd a ton no make that a ton times a million. I am searious I am giving this page a staight4.99999 you get the point tons of links tons of info. Just amazing WOWW my brain hurts a little from all the info i need to rest. Realy nice work do more of this in the furure please. You guys rocked the wiki this time wwwooooooowwwwww (no ofense Gulags pepole you've got a competition + yours is better arms racers

Anonymous said

at 11:22 am on Mar 23, 2007

Malcolm H. The piece would get a high four because you guys did a nice job of having great information and a lot of links. There were no spelling errors at all. Just change your formatting.

Anonymous said

at 11:22 am on Mar 23, 2007

Straght up 6.....better than 5. PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ow! my brain hurts from the info! this page is 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times <><> (infinity) better than the gulags page

Anonymous said

at 11:31 am on Mar 23, 2007

4. Good page and great detail on your page u guys didn't go for the art and the fart great job guys!

Anonymous said

at 11:36 am on Mar 23, 2007

I agree with the am user this is great page

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