Could Russia beat the US in a war?
In terms of military strength, the United States has a history
of superior equipment though Russia has a history of larger
numbers. At the end of World War II, the United States would have
had a good chance as the country was still mobilized from the war
and Soviet Russia had been weakened by the German invasion. In
addition to that there would also have been enthusiastic support
At the time of the Cold War, a direct confrontation could have
gone either way. As far as the nuclear bombs are concerned, both
countries possessed them and still do. Both countries had enough
nuclear bombs to annihilate the other countries and permanently
targeted at important cities. There would have been enough time for
any country launched on to launch a retaliatory strike, most likely
resulting in nuclear winter and the end of the world as we know it.
That is largely the reason why neither country could risk a direct