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Cold War Culture: The Nuclear Fear of the 1950s and 1960s

Cold War Culture: The Nuclear Fear of the 1950s and 1960s

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With superpowers in the east and west testing powerful new weapons, the Canadian race for self-preservation took off in the early 1950s. The rising of the Iron Curtain intensified the threat of mass destruction, as communication between the Americans and Soviets came to a screeching halt. In this volatile new world, Canadians fretted about fallout shelters and the government prepared to go underground.