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Race to Space

Joint Crisis Committee

Joint Crisis Committee: US-USSR Space Race

This will be a joint crisis committee, with one side representing the United States and the other representing the Soviet Union.

Committee topics and background guides will be updated shortly.

After World War II ended, the world was faced with another conflict: the capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union. Known as the Cold War, both nations sought to prove to each other their dominance through their differences. One of the biggest arenas for the Cold War was space, and the desire of both nation’s to demonstrate their respective superiority in military, technology, and intelligence. Set in the mid-1950s, this high-stakes committee will be faced with the political-economic complexities in this specific war, and must truly demonstrate their superiority in this race to space.