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The Nuclear Revolution : International politics Before and after Hiroshima - Michael Mandelbaum

The Nuclear Revolution

International politics Before and after Hiroshima

Paperback Published: 28th September 1981
ISBN: 9780521282390
Number Of Pages: 296

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How have nuclear weapons affected the way countries deal with one another? The Nuclear Revolution answers this question by comparing the nuclear age with previous periods of international history, from the fifth century B.C. to the twentieth century. The Nuclear Revolution offers insightful and provocative perspectives on the Soviet-American nuclear arms race, comparing it with the Anglo-German naval rivalry before World War I and with modern tariff competitions. The work also compares the advent of nuclear weapons with the two other modern revolutions in warfare: Napoleon's military innovations and the industrial warfare of World War I. It assesses the impact of nuclear armaments on the balance of power, alliances, and the behaviour of national leaders. Also included is an analysis of the differences between nuclear weapons and chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. The concuding chapter, bringing together ideas from history, religion, and psychology, explores the effects that the threat of nuclear annihilation has on everyday life.

Preface
The nuclear revolution
Nuclear weapons and chemical and biological weapons
The balance of power in the nuclear age
Arms competition: the nuclear arms race and the Anglo-German naval rivalry
Arms competition: the nuclear arms race and tariff competitions
NATO: the nuclear alliance
The nuclear presidency
The bomb, dread, and eternity
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521282390
ISBN-10: 052128239X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 28th September 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.44