Comment on The Space Age Begins by amy925

I did my blogpost last week on the great space race between the United States and the USSR. Your post does a good job at highlighting the tensions that had arisen between the two in regards to who would make it to space first. The USSR made it to space first, however, the US got the best of the USSR when they made it to the moon.

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Comment on “I Can’t Concentrate”! by A. Nelson

You adopt an important and interesting perspective in this post, which fits nicely with the other discussions on the Prague Spring. The article from the Current Digest about how it “really was” on the streets in Prague sets out a really interesting (and chilling) view of the same events.

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Comment on No More Opium for the People by Kyle

The manner in which religion was attacked by the state and the lack of large scale resistance to such a movement by the people is surprising. It is interesting, that the only reason this might have succeeded is because of the totalitarian system of government in Russia.

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Comment on Reaching Stardom! Yuri Gagarin by Kyle

Until this point I have only had a limited knowledge of Yuri Gagarin’s life. This was a very informative and interesting post. I also found the technicalities hidden in the official report to be really interesting. It shows the level of the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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