Nuclear War : The Cold War

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The Cold War wasn’t actually a war - but more of a tension between two countries. The United States of America and the Soviet Union were both competing for world power - and they both had access to nuclear weapons. Both sides were so scared of being the victim of a nuclear weapon that the two countries got into a race known as the Nuclear Arms Race. This race was where both sides manufactured as many atomic weapons for war as possible, in case the other attacked. This was a very chilling time for both sides, as the nightmare of looking up to see a atomic explosion was very realistic and devastating. If the two rivals would have gotten into an atomic war, the effects would have been catastrophic. Luckily, this never happened and the “war” ended with the fall of the Soviet Union, but the lesson remains. Fear put both sides on edge, almost causing a war between the two biggest superpowers of the world at the time. Fear made both sides think with their emotions rather than with realistic logic. A very similar lesson is displayed in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies through the motifs of the beast and weapons, showing that the only thing to truly fear in the world is the emotion of fear itself, as it causes violence and savagery over reason and logic. The beast in The Lord of the Flies is a monster first spoken about at a meeting by the “Little ‘uns”, the younger kids of the island. At first it’s existence is denied and it is put off as fake. However, as the book continues

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