The New Race in Armaments

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Initiation of World Arms Competition, 1934

Collapse of the Disarmament Conference following the withdrawal of Germany from the Conference and the League of Nations in October, 1933, ended all immediate hopes of achieving an international arms limitation agreement and lifted the last restraint to initiation of an arms race that was to dwarf all previous competitions in the building of armaments. Arms budgets had already begun to rise, but after 1933 they mounted by leaps and bounds in the atmosphere of almost continuous tension created by ...

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