As the threat posed by the Soviet Union increases and Communism expands throughout Europe the United States initiates a series of atomic bomb tests known as Operation Crossroads in the Bikini Atoll.
Testing Atom Bombs as The Iron Curtain Descends Over Europe
Led by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Senator Joseph McCarthy efforts are made to root out Communist sympathizers in the United States, efforts which take on the form of public show trials.
Our Domestic War Against Communists
During a particularly tense period of the Cold War NATO forces are constantly on alert and ready to attack the communists with nuclear weapons and ready to attempt to repulse attacks on NATO member states.
On Standby To Annihilate or Be Annihilated
As tensions mount during the Cuban Missile Crisis the senior officers on board a Soviet sub damaged by a US destroyer make a decision that determines the fate of mankind.
Averting Nuclear War By a 1 to 2 Vote Aboard a Soviet Submarine
North Vietnam closes in on South Vietnam causing a mass exodus.
The Last Days Before the Fall of Saigon
In the first direct confrontation between Cuban and American forces, the US quickly pours troops and weapons into the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada to smash their brief Marxist experiment propped by Cuba.
The US Abruptly Ends Grenada's Flirtation with Marxism
Despite the efforts Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to repress rebellions springing up across the Soviet Union it was inevitable that it would dissolve.
The Soviet Union is About to Collapse