Two Blocks, Two Worlds come face to face
After the Allied victory over Germany in 1945, the two superpowers of the time faced up to each other. On one side the American democracy and on the other, the Soviet empire.
The Cold War meant that the great alliance between the US and USSR was well and truly over. For over 40 years, two political systems, two very different conceptions of the world would clash, admittedly indirectly but always with the risk of triggering World War III, the threat of the atomic bomb remaining to hand.