Tell me everything you want to share about cold war, bonus point for the 1953-1962 period. Some infograph would be awesome too
Countless countries were thrown into pointless civil wars and suffered under insular regimes for decades, people today still believe giving up everything to a "people's republic" is the way to go.
I'd say communism was a pretty good meme.
>It's the West's fault that we held half a continent as a giant open-air prison for half a century!
>NATO formed in 1949
>Warsaw Pact formed 6 years later as a response
>Churchill makes a speech introducing the idea of an "iron curtain" in 1946 but is not reelected, it's later revealed he wanted to outright invade russia.
>Huge incentive for businesses to want communist governments to fall so they can expand into vast new markets, businesses have always had a lot of influence in the politics of many large capitalist states including the u.s.
You honestly implied that commies in the 1980s had such a shit economy that it somehow set them 50 years back, if that's not a proof of communist inferiority then I don't have a clue what is.
Obviously they weren't and he's lying like a motherfucker.
Blue - Austria
Red - Czechoslovakia
>the USSR built this much fucking military equipment
Was it autism, /his/?
Geopolitics such as Mackinder warned that Russian control of the "Heartland" would make them unbeatable
He was right to a point