Concepts of the Cold War

840 WordsMay 29, 20094 Pages
The technical, sociological and political concepts that arose during the Cold War made a notable difference to the landscape of the next 60 years. Under the atmosphere of impending doom, many novel concepts were conceived that dramatically altered the psyches of generations to come. Mutually Assured Destruction, nuclear winter and the concept of psychological resistance are all good examples of how the Cold War altered the social fabric for years to come. The first, and best remembered, of these concepts was MAD, Mutually Assured Destruction. MAD not only changed the future of military tactics, but the future of humanity. By 1953, MAD was a prevalent part of cold War life. The concept is founded upon the concept that if one…show more content…
Their outright apathy towards giving Stalin their money, and as such, the satisfaction, went above even their not inconsiderable hunger, and lack of supplies. This shows how even with an army of incredible power, a mental desire to ‘stick it to the other guy’ can be a powerful force. During WW2, Russian men, women and children were called up to defend the Rodina with only minimal resentment. Again, the Russians this time were placing their lives on the line for defence of the motherland, and to ensure that Hitler’s Nazism had no place in their Russia. The Cold War was the most obvious instance of how the mental resistance of a native population could cause considerable issues, or even just negative effects on the public aura of a nation. Overall, any population’s collective psychological resistance to an antagonist nation can be a distinctly powerful force to deal with. In conclusion, the Cold War acted as a breeding ground for many new original concepts in many different spheres. These concepts such as Mutually Assured Destruction, nuclear winter and mental resistance had a great effect on the Cold War and for many years
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