Archive for the ‘Cold War’ Category:

Red Scare

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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Categories : Cold War, Historical
Red Scare is a phrase used to refer to periods of anti-Communism in the United States. The first "red scare" took place began towards the end of World War I and was generally characterized by worker revolution as well ...Read More »

Moscow–Washington hotline

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Categories : Cold War, Government
More commonly known as the "red telephone", the Moscow–Washington hotline is a direct line of communication between the United States and the Soviet Union (now Russia) developed during the Cold War. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the two sides ...Read More »

Kitchen Debate

{ Article added: 06/02/2009 }
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Categories : Cold War, Television
In 1959, during an escalating period of the Cold War, a spontaneous debate took place between Vice President of the United States Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Conducted through interpreters, the debate took place in the kitchen ...Read More »

Hollow Nickel Case

{ Article added: 05/06/2009 }
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Categories : Cold War, Cryptography
The Hollow Nickel Case was the uncovering of a communication system utilized by the Soviet Union for espionage purposes in the United States. In 1953, a Brooklyn paper boy was paid with a nickel that felt too light. ...Read More »

Vasiliy Arkhipov

{ Article added: 04/23/2009 }
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Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was the Second Captain on board a Soviet submarine involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis when he prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo. Had the torpedo been launched, a full-scale nuclear war could have resulted ...Read More »

Castle Bravo

{ Article added: 04/05/2009 }
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Castle Bravo was a secret nuclear bomb test conducted by the United States in 1954 in the Marshall Islands. The resulting explosion was three times more powerful than planned and had a yield of 15 megatons. The detonation ...Read More »

Russian Woodpecker

{ Article added: 04/03/2009 }
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The Russian Woodpecker was the nickname for a Soviet radar system signal that interrupted radio transmissions worldwide between 1976 and 1989. The radio signal was used as an over-the-horizon (OTH) early-warning system to detect incoming missiles and was so ...Read More »