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US Cold War Propaganda
Public DomainUS Cold War Propaganda - Credit: US Government
The U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), or Soviet Union, was the primary enemy of Western states, including Britain and the USA, during the Cold War.

The Cold War was characterised by significant distrust, suspicion and ignorance (promulgated in propaganda such as the triffid-like poster pictured). It was designated a cold war because the primary enemies never fought each other directly, although proxy conflicts arose in satellite states such as Korea and Vietnam.