Cold War

Season 1 Episode 11

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Aired Unknown Aug 20, 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. This episode is devoted to the subject of Vietnam. With the Soviet Union supporting Ho Chi Minh's Communist Viet Cong, America entered the civil war on the side of South Vietnam. The program shows how the Cold War turned hot, with huge casualties on both sides as America was forced to withdraw from the conflict.moreless
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