The Renewed Cold War, episode 9 in itshistorypodcasts.com’s Cold War series is here..
The episode looks at how relations between the super-powers fell to levels not seen since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Following growing tensions in the late 1970s, the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. This led to a large increase in US defense spending from US President Carter. But this wasn’t enough for many in the US, and a much more aggressive US-government led by Ronald Reagan came in to power. The consequences were a world where fear once again dominated people’s thinking.
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