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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    Do you miss the Cold War?

    Howdy!

    A simple question here - do you miss the Cold War? Why?
    Multiple answers are possible.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    I do, but sadly all this global warming makes having another one pretty difficult.
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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    I miss a time in my life when the United States was not at war. Oh wait, that's never! Well, maybe a select few years in the 90s perhaps.
    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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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    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.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Oh, dear! The last line should be read "There was no such thing as the Cold War". Sorry.

    There also should have been an answer "No (various reasons)".
    Last edited by Canell; 10-27-11 at 10:38 AM.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Globalization didn't occur during the Cold War?
    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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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Globalization didn't occur during the Cold War?
    Well, the world has been globalizing for a long time now. I meant the process after the fall of Socialism and the "single pole world", etc.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    My miss the old James bond films where the soviets were the bad guys! None of this stealing water crap or dimaond faced koreans.

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    Re: Do you miss the Cold War?

    I don't know about that but old cartoons were way way better than the crap being produced today - the Flintstones, Tom & Jerry, the Gummi bears, etc.

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