1917: World revolution. In the midst of the bloodiest war the world has ever known, an American ally is overthrown. Russia goes communist—but the shockwaves don’t stop at the Russian border. Over the next 74 years, they play out across the world in a clash of civilizations that threatened the human race with annihilation.
The war ends but by 1920, the free countries fear the worst. Russian Communists preached world domination.
But unexpectedly, these natural adversaries soon find themselves in a second war that threatens to end their civilizations. Their opponent? Adolf Hitler and his Nazis. Warily circling each other, the adversaries are now shaky friends.
But can any alliance borne of desperation survive?
Discusses the origins of the Cold War: how "The War to End all Wars"--WWI--actually triggered the Russian Civil War of 1917, which led to millions of deaths and a worldwide fear of communism. Also discusses what Lenin and Stalin thought of Westerners who supported them; concludes with the story of WWII as told through a Cold War lens.
But when someone terrifying came along--Hitler--America and Russia found that they desperately needed each other. For the war, they helped and supported each other.