The chilly conflict was once a vital clash in American background. At stake was once no matter if the realm will be ruled by way of the forces of totalitarianism led through the Soviet Union, or encouraged through the rules of financial and political freedom embodied within the usa. The chilly conflict tested the US because the chief of the unfastened global and a world superpower. It formed U.S. army approach, financial coverage, and household politics for almost 50 years.

In A short heritage of the chilly War, unusual students Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding recount the pivotal occasions of this protracted fight and clarify the thoughts that finally resulted in victory for freedom. They study the improvement and implementation of containment, détente, and at last President Reagan's philosophy: "they lose, we win." The chilly battle teaches very important classes approximately statecraft and America's quintessential function within the world.

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