Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dubcek’s Socialist Dilemma

After the Second World War, Czechoslovakia became a communist state under the influence of the Soviet Union and Moscow.  Czechoslovakia had been an independent state until the start of the Second World War, when it came under German influence.  So, … Continue reading

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The Reds and the Hydrogen Bomb

In August 1953, only six months after the death of Stalin, the Soviet Union tested a nuclear weapon in Kazakstan.  This weapon was the first hydrogen bomb developed by Igor “The Beard” Kurchatov, Stalin’s hand-picked head of the Soviet nuclear … Continue reading

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