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The Heavens and the Earth Setting & Symbolism

Walter A. McDougall
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Tsarist Russia

Tsarist Russia is where the book opens, with Tsar Alexander being killed by a bomb. This is the era and the place where some of the greats in the name of rocket science lived and worked.

Soviet Russia

Post-revolutionary Russia had its Bolshevik government with its state control under Stalin. The sciences and technology were given a top priority and benefited from the influx of resources.

Germany

The Germans were the first to use rockets during World War II and the rocket production plants were hidden on German soil.

Sharagas

Sharagas were Soviet work camps, part of what is known as the Gulag. Many Soviet scientists worked in these labor camps, including those who worked on missile development.

The United States

The United States became a world power after World War II and was the counter-balance to the growth of Soviet power. This involved the spending...

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