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1950 North Korea invades South Korea North Korea invades South Korea Nuclear Option MacArthur said yes. MacArthur said yes. Truman said no. Truman said no. What do you think should have been done? What do you think should have been done? North Koreans advance United Nations sends in troops (Why no USSR veto?) (Why no USSR veto?) China sends in troops. Today 1952 US gets hydrogen bomb (thermonuclear 500x stronger) 1953 USSR gets hydrogen bomb Mutually Assured Destruction The idea that since everyone acts in their own best interestwe need to guarantee that the other side will not survive an attack on the other, thus. The idea that since everyone acts in their own best interestwe need to guarantee that the other side will not survive an attack on the other, thus. We will have peace since if one side ever starts a war they will be assured that everyone will be DESTROYED. We will have peace since if one side ever starts a war they will be assured that everyone will be DESTROYED. Stalin dies. Khruschev Warsaw Pact (1955) East Germany Hungary Poland Romania U. S. S. R. Albania Bulgaria Czechoslovakia Hungarian anti-communist uprising "[T]he Soviet Government is prepared to enter into the appropriate negotiations with the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and other members of the Warsaw Treaty on the question of the presence of Soviet troops on the territory of Hungary." "[T]he Soviet Government is prepared to enter into the appropriate negotiations with the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and other members of the Warsaw Treaty on the question of the presence of Soviet troops on the territory of Hungary." 1957 USSR gets first ICBM 1957 USSR sends satellite into space. 1958 US sends satellite into space-- 1958 USSR sends dog into space. 1959 US develops ICBM