The United States accused the Soviet Union of breaking all its wartime pledges and holding Eastern Europe hostage while trying to subvert governments in the west. The Soviet Union accused the US and its allies of trying surround and ultimately destroy it. War of words? Or was somebody telling the truth? And where do our ‘Isms’ fit in? In particular nationalism?
The Cold War was largely characterized by mutual suspicion, and misunderstandings by both
the United States and the Soviet Union, and their partners. Now and again, these conditions