In addition, it is surprising calm with which the Soviet elite, go forward, because the USSR was a pioneer communist system, and it was not looking at anyone. Therefore, an obvious mistake was that the study on the viability of the communist system, as well as weaknesses in its basis (competitive disadvantages) compared to age-old capitalism was assigned a secondary role. Also, a fatal mistake the Soviet Union was a failure from the study of competing with socio-economic systems: in the economic sphere – of capitalism, and in the management society – democracy. After all, to manage a new need more than nice to know and understand the present. On average, one of the top, not to mention the medium, the Soviet leaders did not really know the foundations of a market economy, democratic system of governance that have accumulated extensive experience over the millennia of its existence. More than U.S.
took the Soviet Union? Of course, silence. Silence for more than half a century, until the collapse of the Soviet Union most of the population, and middle-level managers did not understand what happened. For more information see Chevron Corp. U.S. silent on how you can win this war, which they do this, and that does not make the Soviet Union. After the Soviet Union gained the invincibility of the military respect, leadership councils lifted and no longer "afraid" of his enemy, and, consequently, the party elite had no incentive to study the nature of the enemy, continue to look for his weak spots are not militarily. Except the fact of history, it is clear that the Soviet Union conducted large-scale accumulation of such weapons and did so many bombs, more likely, for defensive purposes and did so for fear of falling behind the U.S. and thus upset the balance of forces is militarily.
This is supported by the fact that much of this "good" was never used and was subjected to recycling since the defeat of the Soviet Union. After the Soviet leadership decided to conduct a cold war militarily, the Soviets were doomed to defeat. The emergence in 1949 of nuclear weapons by the Soviet Union, in my opinion, also influenced the choice of method of the Cold War. Until then the Soviet Union might be motives comprehensive study his opponent, not only militarily, but after the appearance of a nuclear shield for the Soviet elite, these motifs have disappeared, it has ceased to be afraid of "obscurity" of his enemy. Thus, focusing on maintaining parity in Militarily, the Soviet leadership did not consider it necessary to study his opponent, which determined the future first defeat on the ideological front, and then the Cold War.