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Could Russia beat the US in a war?

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2012-05-14 14:13:01

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

from Poland.

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


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