Pelle Neroth Taylor
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pages: 201

The Cold War was not only a military confrontation, frozen along the line of the Berlin Wall. It was also a psychological confrontation, a battle for the good opinions of the people of Europe. In the early 1980s, the Americans were losing the battle. The new Reagan administration was feared and loathed by Europe's publics for ending detente with the Soviet Union and pushing very publicly for aggressive confrontation in order to defeat it. It was a prequel to the United States's showdown with Putin's Russia today. The public's fears that nuclear war would erupt in this superpower confrontation - one superpower pushing, one cornered - were widespread, and big cities in Western Europe experienced huge peace marches. Hundreds of thousands marched in London calling for a “ban on the bomb”. However, several governments, notably Norway, Sweden and West Germany, were openly sceptical ...
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