Tag: Cuba

I Got 99 Friendships and Russia (Actually) Is One

Russia had a major influence over the Third World during the late 1950s leading into the early 1960s, largely due to it’s rivalry with the United States. African and Asian countries that were struggling to obtain independence from colonial rule, as well as building their economy to above-poverty levels, Vietnam was divided and America-backed South Vietnam … Continue reading I Got 99 Friendships and Russia (Actually) Is One

A Stroll Through Communist Havana

The Cold War, from 1945-1989, is broadly defined as a geopolitical struggle between the West and the East, democracy and communism. In reality, the Cold War was an extremely complex situation, with many layers to it, ranging from politics to proxy wars. One of the biggest sources of tension between the two sides was the […]