1949 and the day that the communists exploded a nuclear device

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The Cold War was in full force in 1949 when Pres Truman told the nation that the USSR had exploded a nuclear device.

And the Cold War was underway.  

The US and the USSR clashed from this day until 1991 when the Soviet flag came down.  One of these “clashes” was over missiles in Cuba in October 1962.  

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