Tag: Cold War

FREEDOM!

The 1980s brought about much change for the Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries. For Poland one of the big changes was Solidarity, a social movement that grew from underground resistance to the Soviet bureaucracy. Eventually this resistance grew into the form of a worker’s party when delegates from 36 trade unions across Poland met to … Continue reading FREEDOM!

Afghanistan: The Great Disgraceful War

This short clip from the recent video-game “Metal Gear Solid 5” provides succinct background info on the causes of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. After the heroic triumph of the Soviet Union in defending itself from Axis onslaught in World War Two, there wasn’t another major military conflict that it committed to fighting for almost forty … Continue reading Afghanistan: The Great Disgraceful War

The 1980 Summer Poitical Games

Fear summarizes a general mindset of foreign policy for countries during the Cold War. No country openly stated its fear of opposing countries, but it was a major motivation behind their actions. One of the biggest fears of this time was Soviet expansion, at least from the United States perspective. President Carter speaks about this…

Transforming the City for The Summer Olympics

“The Summer Olympic Games of 1980, awarded to Moscow in 1974 by the International Olympic Committee, represented an unparalleled opportunity to showcase the superiority of Soviet athletes as well as the achievements of Soviet socialism before a world-wide audience (Lewis Siegelbaum)”  In preparation of this big sports event, new construction work was done through out […]