The Retrospective
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The Retrospective

The Cold War — 1947-present?

For as long as nuclear weapons are with us, geopolitical crises must be handled with extraordinary care

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash. Mural of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev depicted on surviving segments of the Berlin Wall.

The Cold War (1947–1991) took place shortly after the end of World War II (1939–1945). Unlike World War II, which was a very bloody war — the deadliest in history, with an estimated 85 million casualties — the Cold War was comparatively…

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