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The main reason that the superpowers advoided nuclear war during the cold war?

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They didn't want to blow everything up?

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Because the United states and the Soviet union both World superpowers had nuclear weapons But they both know that even one nuke going off could set off a full scale nuclear war. so they stayed in a stalemate for decades . That's why they were scared


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Both countries felt that they were safe from attack if they were powerful enough to destroy the other.


its too much disadvantage all world destruction through its reason i hate nuclear weapons


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Both countries felt that they were safe from attack if they were powerful enough to destroy each other.


The reason that Cuba annoys us is because they were in real good terms with the Soviet Union during the Cold war. They were supplied with nuclear weapons and were ready to use them on the U.S.


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Because the US had them, isn't that enough reason?


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The communist superpowers supported the north with war material. The US supported the south with men & material. Reason: Cold War.


I don't understand what you mean. The US alone has over 100 nuclear reactors with more now on order


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