Political Science 16. Wars and political economy (III)The cold war era
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Pakistan, Sept. 13 -- The globe was now in the throes of an economy dependent on war. And theorists knew that war-making, diplomacy and economies are cooked in the same cauldron but, the cauldron cooks out oodles for the rich and rich states; and fleshless bone and rotten vegetables for the poor and poor states.
Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD, in the form of chemical and biological warfare had been in existence and use, prior to WW 1. But, the addition of nuclear weapons created new dimensions to the problem. All concerned were conscious that a nuclear exchange could grow in magnitude and destroy the entire humanity. Therefore, nuclear weapons must not be used. But they existed; so how could one ensure they aren't ever used?
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