This 1940s Quiz Will Leave You Wondering How You Passed History Class

The scary truth became a reality with the unveiling of this Cold War weapon by the Soviets.

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1949 the Soviet Union successfully tested their first atomic bomb. The revelation that the Soviets had access to atomic weaponry caused a wartime stalemate known as “mutually assured destruction.”
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The scary truth became a reality with the unveiling of this Cold War weapon by the Soviets.

  • Flying aircraft carriers, 1949
  • Atomic weapons, 1949
  • Long range missiles, 1949
  • Nuclear submarines, 1949
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