Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Total supplies flown into besieged West Berlin during the 1948 Berlin Airlift: 2.5 million tons1

Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1945: 6
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1946: 11
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1947: 32
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1948: 110
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1949: 235
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1950: 369
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1951: 640
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1952: 1005
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1953: 1436
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1954: 2063
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1955: 3057
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1956: 4618
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1957: 6444
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1958: 9822
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1959: 15,468
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1960: 20,434
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1961: 24,156
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1962: 27,305
Number of warheads in the American nuclear arsenal in 1963: 29,0492

Peak American military spending during World War II: $85.5 million in 1944.
American military spending in 1948: $16 million
American military spending in 1952: $48 million3

Cost of the Truman Doctrine: $400 million (in financial and military aid to Greece and Turkey)
Cost of the Marshall Plan: $13 billion (in economic assistance to rebuild Western Europe)

Power of the "Little Boy" atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945: 12,500 tons of TNT
Power of the "Fat Man" atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki on 8 August 1945: 22,000 tons of TNT
Power of the first hydrogen bomb, exploded in a test on 1 November 1955: 10.4 million tons of TNT4

Number of CIA employees involved in covert operations in 1949: 302
Number of CIA employees involved in covert operations in 1952: 2,812, plus another 3,142 overseas "contract personnel"5

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