Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed - UCTV - University of California Television
Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed
Premiere Date: 5/9/2005; 114 minutes


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Scott Sagan, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and Kenneth Waltz, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UC Berkeley, have co-authored The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate. They meet again to continue their spirited discussion of a number of issues relating to nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation in this debate at UC Santa Barbara. (#9491)

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Standards for Grade(s): 10

World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.9 Students analyze the international developments in the post-World War II world.

1. Compare the economic and military power shifts caused by the war, including the Yalta Pact, the development of nuclear weapons, Soviet control over Eastern European nations, and the economic recoveries of Germany and Japan.

Standards for Grade(s): 11

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.7 Students analyze America's participation in World War II.

7. Discuss the decision to drop atomic bombs and the consequences of the decision (Hiroshima and Nagasaki).

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.9 Students analyze U.S. foreign policy since World War II.

3. Trace the origins and geopolitical consequences (foreign and domestic) of the Cold War and containment policy, including the following: Atomic testing in the American West, the "mutual assured destruction" doctrine, and disarmament policies.

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