Fear of nuclear annihilation scarred children growing up in the Cold War, studies later showed
Stephanie Buck
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I am 59 years old and I miss the cold war, the world made sense then. Me and my friends trusted MAD, mutually assured destruction, and for us the cold war was secret agent man and the man from UNCLE. It was a good excuse to start tasting the pleasures of adult life at an early age because we “ might not live to see tomorrow” But seriously we we more afraid of being caught up in the Vietnam war than, despite the drills and shelters, a nuclear war. To us that was the real war, we watched it on TV and older relatives went and some did not come back alive. In comparison nuclear war was sci-fi nonsense.

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