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I sincerely hope that it’s uncontroversial to say that the struggle at the centre of the Cold War was… political. [sirens go off] As somebody who lives in the relative safety of the West, it is often taken for granted that political arguments can be rather benign with some even seeing the political game as

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When China ended its civil war in 1949 and became the Communist People’s Republic of China, it sent shockwaves around the world. It was one of many events that year which contributed to the second Red Scare in America. The Chinese Civil War was a conflict brewing since the fall of the Chinese monarchy in

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