For four decades two global superpowers face off, poised for swift and terrible action, threatening to annihilate one another, with the push of a button. It is an arms race, a propaganda battle - and at times, a deadly game. It is the Cold War.
The bitter rivalry between capitalism and communism that rages from Berlin to Havana - and all the way to Outer Space. Russia seals themselves behind an Iron Curtain. A move that spawns the birth of revolutions across East Europe and beyond.
As the propaganda war and the arms race rage on the 1950's becomes the decade of paranoia. The stalemate between democracy and communism reaches a fever pitch as the word descends further in chaos...closer to the edge of WWIII.
The 60's. The USSR places nuclear warheads in Cuba. The first US troops arrive in Vietnam. The world witnesses one giant leap for mankind. The game is Nuclear Poker, the stakes couldn't be higher.
By the mid 1970s, the Cold War has remained a fact of life for decades. But 30 years into the war, and the doctrine of mutually assured destruction doesn't feel like a roadmap to peace.It's an arms race, a propaganda and at times, a deadly game.
By the end of the 70s, war between East and West has been raging for decades. Countless proxy wars have proven how destructive this so-called Cold War can be. It's an arms race, a propaganda battle and at times a deadly game.
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