The cold war was a conflict between the united states and the soviet union that partly manifested itself as a race to conquer space the soviet union launched the first satellite into orbit in 1957 while twelve years later the united states put the first humans on the moon. Innovation through adversity turbulent periods of history are often accompanied by innovations in technology medicine and engineering this series explores the technological legacy of advancements that were propelled by the demands of war in the twentieth century. This book looks at how and why the cold war developed between the ussr and the usa and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism it examines the legacy of the cold war both in terms of the bad things that came out of it such as instability and conflicts around the world denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons and the good . Did anything good come out of the cold war by paul mason part of a series innovation through adversity from the publishers web site the cold war was a conflict between the united states and the soviet union that partly manifested itself as a race to conquer space. I have an interest in the history of the cold war so i thought i would start a topic on the subject with a provocative title we all know about the bad side of the stand off between the two superpowers but there must have been positive aspects too
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