Trivia Question

Trivia Question: What does the diplomatic acronym S.A.L.T. stand for?

Answer: Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty/Talks

The acronym refers to both arms limitation conferences and the resulting treaties. The need for the S.A.L.T. conferences came about because of the expansion of nuclear arsenals around the world. In the midst of the Cold War, both America and the U.S.S.R. agreed to place caps on the amounts of nuclear weapons they could possess in an attempt to deter nuclear war.

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