Week 9 Posts

A New Frontier for Good ….. or Evil?

On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union showed the world why they, too were a superpower. On that day, they launched the first man-made satellite  into Earth’s orbit. Sputnik 1, which simply means “satellite” in Russian, was launched for all the world to see. Also, for those who wanted to listen to Sputnik, they could […]

More Land Means More Food, Or Does It?

After the end of WWII, Russia was faced with another enemy.  One that had been fighting them long before Nazi Germany.  Feeding their people was again a top concern of the Russian government resulting in a decision to expand their agricultural boundaries.    In 1954 Russia started a virgin land campaign which meant land that previously […]