Arms race simulator

USSR vs USA

This educational simulator models the nuclear weapons competition between two states.

Students learn about the complex dynamics involved in this phenomenon by doing experiments. They can play with 16 input parameters (grouped into four types: Basic (5), Strategy & espionage (3), Production & depreciation (4), and Disarmament (4)) and analyze the behaviour of the model through 10 interactive plots.

All our simulators comprise detailed documentation, software updates and are available 24x7 as web apps.

This phenomena is considered an economic game. In economic games, the 'players' often lack perfect information that would enable them to identify the best strategy. Specifically, the 'players' may not have all the information on critical characteristics of their competitors.

It's possible to find the same phenomena in areas other than military, for instance: patents, cryptocurrencies, internet spam and evolutionary biology.