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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2016 11:44 a.m. PST

"Nearly every analyst during the Cold War agreed that, if Moscow and Washington could keep the nukes from flying, the Central Front in Europe would prove decisive in war between the United States and the Soviet Union. The NATO alliance protected the Western European allies of the United States from Soviet aggression, while the Warsaw Pact provided the USSR with its own buffer against Germany.

But when the Cold War really went hot, the fighting took place in Asia. In Korea and Vietnam, the Soviet Union waged proxy struggles against the United States, and both sides used every tool available to control the destiny of China. However, while few believed that the Pacific theater would determine the victor of World War III, both the United States and Soviet Union needed to prepare for the eventuality of war there…"


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paulgenna Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2016 1:21 p.m. PST

Unless China agreed to assist the USSR then the Soviets would have had to go through them before fighting the US or her allies. Stalin might have done it but the others I do not think would have gone through it.

kyoteblue Inactive Member16 Apr 2016 5:29 p.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2016 2:35 p.m. PST



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