Category Archives: Early War

Early War recap

The analyses for all of the Early War cards are finished.  Here is a brief summary of the Early War cards (including Optional Cards, as always): Early War Neutral US USSR All cards Scoring 3 3 1 Ops 2 2 … Continue reading

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NORAD

NORAD 1958 – ? The North American Aerospace Defense Command is a joint military organization sponsored by the governments of Canada and the United States. Its mission is to jointly monitor and control the air space over North America from … Continue reading

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Special Relationship

Special Relationship 1946 – ? The Special Relationship is a phrase used to describe the exceptionally close political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military, and historical relations between the United Kingdom and the United States, following its use in a 1946 speech … Continue reading

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The Cambridge Five

The Cambridge Five 1934 – 1963 The Cambridge Five (Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, John Cairncross, and Donald Maclean) were British civil servants who, unbeknownst to the British government, had become Communists while at university, and recruited as Soviet … Continue reading

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Defectors

Defectors 1945 – 1989 Preceding the start of the Cold War, citizens of the Eastern bloc fled or defected to the West. Defectors came in two primary archetypes. Spies and double agents who had been discovered or needed to “come … Continue reading

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Formosan Resolution

Formosan Resolution 1955 Reacting to the “loss of China” the United States Congress extended to President Eisenhower open ended authority to defend Taiwan—technically known as the Republic of China on Taiwan—with military force. The resolution came at a time when … Continue reading

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Nuclear Test Ban

Nuclear Test Ban 1963 – ? The first Nuclear Test Ban treaty owes its origins to the de-escalation process that followed the Cuban Missile Crisis. It prohibited further nuclear tests in the air, underwater or in space. International pressure for … Continue reading

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De-Stalinization

De-Stalinization 1956 During the 20th Party Congress, Nikita Khrushchev openly attacked Stalin’s leadership of the Soviet Union. It was seen both inside and outside the Soviet Union as the beginning of a new era. This proved to be a particularly … Continue reading

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UN Intervention

UN Intervention 1947–? The United Nations remained generally unable to influence the struggle between the superpowers due to Security Council veto power throughout the Cold War. However, it occasionally stood as a gauge for world opinion, and could mediate in … Continue reading

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Red Scare/Purge

Red Scare/Purge 1945–1989 Sparked by fears that the “enemy is among us,” the “red scare” hit its apex with Senator Joseph McCarthy, and the hearings on “Un-American activities” in the House of Representatives during the 1950s. Soviet purges were a … Continue reading

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