The Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies developed after the end of the Second World War. It was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and saw a huge development in weaponry on both sides. It’s fair to say that MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) prevented the use of nuclear weapons in difficult times.
During the 1950s the shaping of a new world order developed into an “us” versus “them” struggle for supremacy. Explore the powerful personalities on each side, influential institutions and key events.
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