Comment on The Turning Point:1968 by jackscher

Very interesting post. I posted on 1968 also (and the Prague Spring) but I did not mention how big of a public relations disaster this event was for the Soviet Union, which is very important. Its important to note that many retrospectively see this event as the moment that really marked the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. The spirit of rebellion continued after the period of normalization.

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Comment on Hero of the Final Frontier by jackscher

Very interesting post! It is true; I was told Armstrong’s name multiple times, but cannot recall ever hearing of Gagarin. I wrote a post on how heroic people like him became for achievements that brought glory to the Soviet Union, and this is an obvious portrayal of that. Mine however, focused more on airplane pilots. Adventure into space is a different level of heroism. Nice work!

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Comment on Hungarian Crisis by jackscher

I think it would have been difficult for the West to justify turning the cold war into a hot war at this time. Western intervention may have been desired by many in Hungary, but this could be led to World War III in Europe. Great post!

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