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Cold war

gennaio 12, 2009

In the first lesson of iEARN, with Roland Kok, we talked a little bit about Cold war.
Why it was called “cold war”?
The Cold War was the state of conflict, tension and competition that existed between the United State (US) and the Soviet Union (USSR) and their respective allies from the mid-1940s until 1989s, when was broken the Berlin wall. Throughout this period, rivalry between the two superpowers was expressed through military coalitions, propaganda, espionage, weapons development, industrial advances, and competitive technological development, for example the space race.
The most important feeling in that period was the fear. There was no war between the two superpowers, but only local wars between the allies, for example South Korea vs. North Korea, Vietnam vs. US, Afghanistan vs. USSR.
Everybody thought that it was the beginning of a new world war, fortunately the crisis was solved.
But now, if we analysed our historical period we could find almost the same situation, i.e. fear everywhere: fear to fly, fear to go in Muslim Countries, fear to meet new people, new cultures, fear of a nuclear war. And again the USA are part of this “conflict”.
There’s something wrong.
Why couldn’t we live in real situation of peace?
Why should we have fear everywhere, everyday, for everything?
We are in a period of cold war, again, but nobody wants admit it.
My sensation is that nobody wants to find a solution, every Country is searching out the strife. That’s the problem.

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