Examples of Politics and Physicists


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What are some examples of when politics and physics research coincided or had strong direct impacts on each other?

For example:
Napoleon and Laplace/Poisson
Catholic church and Galileo
WW2 and the Manhattan Project

I'm just curious for some more examples.

Thanks
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Physics research for nuclear weapons continued to be a political controversy for decades after WW2. And there is the Space Race.
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WW2 Allied mathmeticians like Turing worked on decoding the German Enigma machine.

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Examples of Politics and Physicists


Ancient History, Roman & Medievals:
Chariots, Greek fire, quicklime, missile/siege equipment like catapults, ballistas, trebuchets, mangonels. (I've played a lot of Rome & Medieval Total War ).
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(Note: This is probably the wrong place for this, but I wasn't sure where to post this)

What are some examples of when politics and physics research coincided or had strong direct impacts on each other?

For example:
Napoleon and Laplace/Poisson
Catholic church and Galileo
WW2 and the Manhattan Project

I'm just curious for some more examples.

Thanks
Albert Einstein did a fair amount of fund raising for Israel.


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