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Aftermath pp 75-86 | Cite as

Peace Camp, Nevada

  • Colleen M. Beck
  • Harold Drollinger

Competing ideologies and the threat of nuclear war were central to the Cold War as the former Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a stalemate for military superiority (Halle 1967). The world lived under the spectre of a Doomsday Clock showing the minutes to midnight, the hour of nuclear war. Governments sought to protect their countries and citizenry through alliances and the development of increasingly sophisticated nuclear weaponry and delivery systems (Angelo and Buden 1985; Baker 1996).

These military efforts and the built environment associated with them are dominant in Cold War heritage. For example, the history of a United States nuclear weapons complex explains the roles of various, inter-related facilities in the design, development, production and testing of nuclear weapons (Loeber 2002), while on the other side of the Atlantic, a historic survey of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment buildings and structures documents Great Britain's nuclear weapons...

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  • Colleen M. Beck
  • Harold Drollinger

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