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Jul 23rd 2013 at 7:00:13 AM •••

Added mention of Chernobyl on here. Would someone be able to expand on it?

Oct 26th 2012 at 10:24:15 PM •••

I think this could use a bit of clean-up. I'm noticing that some parts are unfinished or confused (what was the point of bringing up SALT II alongside SALT I if it wasn't even mentioned in the same section?), while the grammar gets worse the further down I read.

Unfortunately, I don't have the time to invest into this potential project. Would anyone agree to undertake it?

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Aug 2nd 2012 at 3:14:23 PM •••

Needs sections on the Suez War—USSR and US *both* diplomatically supporting Egypt against the UK, France, and Israel. That's also something people forget about.

A mention of the "missile gap" issue in the 1960 elections would be good—yes, there really was a time when the Democrats were plausibly accusing the Republicans of being soft on Communism! (IMHO, their records in office show that JFK really was more anti-Communist than Richard Nixon, too.)

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Aug 2nd 2012 at 3:13:30 PM •••

Needs sections on the Suez War—USSR and US *both* diplomatically supporting Egypt against the UK, France, and Israel. That's also something people forget about.

A mention of the "missile gap" issue in the 1960 elections would be good—yes, there really was a time when the Democrats were plausibly accusing the Republicans of being soft on Communism! (IMHO, their records in office show that JFK really was more anti-Communist than Richard Nixon, too.)

Mar 14th 2012 at 11:45:25 AM •••

Why no mention of the Soviet Gulags? Or Mao's Great Leap Forward? Or any of the other massive murder operations that Marxists like to pretend never happened?

Sep 18th 2010 at 12:05:57 PM •••

Considering that Germany never really shared a considerable border with the USSR, it seems unlikely they could attack it.

Of course, that was pre-Poland. If Britain and France hadn't declared war, Hitler may never have turned West. That declaration of war actually caught him by surprise.

Don't ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.

And for that matter, proposed cooperation between the pre-1939 Allies and the Soviet Union involved the Soviet Union occupying Eastern European territory for "security purposes".

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Oct 14th 2013 at 4:29:50 PM •••

Hitler had always intended to turn West. His stance on things like Alsace-Lorraine and the Low Countries was incredibly obvious, to say the least. The whole colonial empire/Germany dominating the world thing was just the tip of the iceberg.

It is perfectly legitimate to ascribe to malice that which features *firsthand confessions* of said malice.

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