Cold War

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Oct 27, 2014 on BBC Two
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With WWII at an end, the world soon faced a new challenge widely known as the Cold War. In 24 episodes, this series chronicles this war of ideologies, from its inception in the late '40s until the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. some 40 years later. With Europe and Japan absorbed in rebuilding their cities and economies, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the world's superpowers and standard bearers for incompatible political philosophies. Capitalism or Communism: The line was drawn in the sand. The free world aligned itself with America, while the U.S.S.R. tightly held the reigns of its communist regime in the countries of the Soviet Bloc. This first episode looks at the irony of the postwar development in which the former comrades, united against the threat of Hitler, became sworn enemies in the fight for the minds of men.moreless

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