View Poll Results: Do you miss the Cold War?

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  • Yes, I miss the spirit

    2 18.18%
  • Yes (beacause there was no globalisation)

    2 18.18%
  • Yes (beacause I was young)

    1 9.09%
  • Yes (various reasons)

    0 0%
  • No because I don't have memories

    5 45.45%
  • No although I have memories

    3 27.27%
  • I like the Cold War better than today

    2 18.18%
  • I like today better than the Cold War

    2 18.18%
  • Other

    0 0%
  • There was o suh thing as the Cold War

    0 0%
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Thread: Do you miss the Cold War?

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Not at all, I don't miss the world being split between the Communist East and Democratic west, I don't miss the occasional nuclear scare, and I certainly enjoy the added economic growth the entire world has experienced and rise in human standard of living since it's ended.

    That being said, at least it was easier back then to know who our enemies were. Today's wars are far more complex than simple force on force, and there's something to be said for enjoying the clarity of action that involves.
    This was going to be my answer, only you were more articulate than I was going to be.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    No because I was born in 1993. However, from what I know about it, it is not something I would miss.
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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    No because i was born in 92.....


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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    The Cold War was a great time for rock music. So yes, I miss it.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Howdy!

    A simple question here - do you miss the Cold War? Why?
    Multiple answers are possible.
    No I don't.

    And you know what? There isn't *that* much difference between the Cold War era and the War on Terror era. The only difference is that during the Cold War you knew who the enemy was and that they had nukes to annihilate you with, while during the War on Terror you don't know where the enemy is coming from and where in the country they'll hit.

    Either way, during both eras the government sought to gain power over the citizenry by making them afraid.
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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Kind of.

    At least back in the day, it was easier to explain to people the connection between social and economic liberty. For example, when Vietnam happened, the only corporation to be blamed was Dow Chemical for agent orange, and even that had nothing with our motive to go there.

    Now, people want to have their cake and eat it too, and what's worse is you have religious and military people siding against free market people.

    Oh, and social security wasn't going bust.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    No. Why would anyone want to return to the distinct possibility that two superpowers would exchange nuclear weapons?
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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Not at all. Thanks to the internet and globalization, we now have more peace, more prosperity, less hyper-nationalism and no longer do the world power use other nations as pawns in a global chess game (well, mostly). I approach the post-Col War era of globalization with optimism and am ready to see what the world can do we when compete peacefully, with less emphasis on military expansion and more of the mutually beneficial notion of free trade between nations.

    Yay, capitalism!

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Kind of.

    At least back in the day, it was easier to explain to people the connection between social and economic liberty. For example, when Vietnam happened, the only corporation to be blamed was Dow Chemical for agent orange, and even that had nothing with our motive to go there.

    Now, people want to have their cake and eat it too, and what's worse is you have religious and military people siding against free market people.

    Oh, and social security wasn't going bust.
    Not sure what you're trying to get at here. Could you elaborate?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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