Overcoming The Cold War Required Courage From The People

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Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe. (Angela Merkel- Read more at: https:// www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/angelamerk416808.html?src=t_cold_war.) But the Cold war was between the Soviet Union and the United States and how once they was united and working together, then split into two different worlds and also why the Cold War broke out. The Cold War, a struggle between Communism and Democracy resulting families being split apart, injuries and sickness, and even death. “…show more content…
It’s sad how when these people do whatever it takes to stay with the ones they love. Also that they would eve risk their lives for one another. It is estimated 22 million former, current military, Department of Defense Civilian, Intelligence, Foreign Service, and United States employees faithfully performed their Cold War duties and that aircraft that were shot down during the Cold War. These are estimates of Cold War Casualties: 400,000 were exposed to toxins, and 59% died due to exposure. A Department of Defense investigation reports 3,500+ United States Army personnel died of gunshot wounds, fragmentation & rocket propelled grenades, car & truck bomb blasts (1965-75; and numerous friendly fire incidents. Of 15 incidents involving U.S. Aircraft: 364 american pilots shot down, 187 recovered alive, 36 recovered dead, 123 pilots missing, 269 civilians missing, and the U.S. Government has not revealed their fates to their next of kin. And people who fought during the Cold War Era may have been exposed to a range of environmental and chemical hazards that carried potential health risks. Cold War Era (1945-1991). “But due to the particularities of polio, unique spaces of cooperation opened between antagonistic sides while Cold War concepts simultaneously influenced policies and practices of diseases prevention and treatment.” (The history of vaccines

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