The Cultural Effects Of The Cold War

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The Cold War is fascinating because it could have been World War III. The tension between the U.S. and the Russians was nail-biting and extremely dangerous. But people fail to realize how much further one can go into the whole situation. All the things about the political side, spies, strategies, scandals, and the possible nuclear war. Also, what was Russia’s point of view on the Cold War? What needs to be clarified is the immense cultural effects that the War had on America/Soviet Union and how it shaped them to who they are today, what kind of decisions were made on the political side of this conflict, and how America and the S.U. fought indirectly despite being a “cold” war. Eisenhower needed to make decisions during the Cold War that were not very easy to make. January 5, 1957, Eisenhower had called for a new American policy which later became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. This move had been made because of the increase in Arab hostility toward the West. He asked for $200 million for …show more content…
Movies back during the Cold War were always good guy vs. bad, but it was who played the role as them. It was always the Russians as the bad guys, and the Americans/British were the good guys. Movies such as Indiana Jones portrayed this throughout the whole series. Also, look back on the James Bond movies during this time. It was always James Bond vs. The Soviet Union. Same goes for any spy movie during this time. These spy movies provoked paranoia between both the Soviet Union and the United States. However, the United States were not the only ones to use cinema as a weapon. The Soviet Union started using this tactic in 1946. In fact, 45.6% of the Soviets movies were portraying the bad guy as either American or British. However, the Soviets’ movies were not very popular because of the popularity of American films.

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