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Why did the Soviets spy on the Manhattan project?

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Answer #1 | 05/01 2014 16:03
Because they didn't want America to be the world's only superpower. America really wasn't allies with the Soviet Union. World War Two gave Stalin a chance to expand the Soviet Union's power and influence in Europe. When the Soviet Union turned the tables on us, we turned to the Germans to help us. The Germans where said to be enthusiastic about helping America being that our new enemy was Russia. The Germans hated the Russians and somewhat still do today. Today countries around the world spy on each other whether or not they are allies. America probably spies on more countries being we have a large military and a large military industrial complex. We spy on countries we consider to be our closest allies like Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom.
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Answer #2 | 05/01 2014 11:55
The Soviets wanted the knowledge to build their own atomic bomb. Being allies did not mean they were friends. it just meant they had a common enemy.
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Answer #3 | 05/01 2014 22:05
It was no real risk at all. As long as the war was going on the Americans weren't going to sever their alliance, and afterward it was going to immediately fall apart.
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Answer #4 | 05/01 2014 11:47
The USSR did not trust the Americans and British and vice versa. This quite evident by 1948 when the Cold War started and cooperation ended abruptly. The USSR did not want the US to have nuclear weapons because it would mean the US would be able to easily destroy the Soviets and they didn't want to be reliant on a country they distrusted. Honestly, the relationships between American and Britain with the USSR were never good. They were simply allied through convenience. America and Britain provided weapons and money while the USSR provided the soldiers that did the brunt work. When Germany was defeated, that arrangement was no longer needed.
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Answer #5 | 05/01 2014 11:45
fact of statecraft nation states spy on each other think of it as being like the prisoner dilemma theory
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Answer #6 | 05/01 2014 12:19
Look at the history of the Soviet Union. French, British, and American troops were on the ground, in their territory fighting an undeclared war against the Bolshevic regime long after WW I ended. Wiki the 'Cordon Sannitere' and trade restrictions imposed on the Soviets. The world was against them and they knew it.
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