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The Cold War - an era when nuclear weapons kept the entire world on edge, as political and military tensions simmered among global super powers. With great change on the horizon, the world watched as Russia, China and the United States flexed their military muscles on the global stage, each one determined to reshape the world in their own image. Premiering Wednesday, October 12 at 10/9c, American Heroes Channel's (AHC) new eight-part series, Cold War Armageddon transports viewers back forty years as the horrors of World War II ended, and a new kind of war began. When the push of a single button could trigger mass destruction, "Cold War Armageddon" examines how the world was changed forever in one of the greatest power struggles in history.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on AHC
1 Season, 8 Episodes
October 12, 2016
Documentary & Biography
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  • In1989, the USSR pulls out of Afghanistan and the last remaining proxy conflict of the Cold War ends. A new era emerges as brutal barriers are broken down. A peaceful transition is what the watching world prays for, but is by no means a sure thing.

  • In the early 1980's the next battlefield in the struggle between communism and democracy, emerges, and it's in the United State's own backyard. It's an arms race, a propaganda battle and at times a deadly game. This is the Cold War.

  • By the end of the 70s, war between East and West has been raging for decades. Countless proxy wars have proven how destructive this so-called Cold War can be. It's an arms race, a propaganda battle and at times a deadly game.

  • By the mid 1970s, the Cold War has remained a fact of life for decades. But 30 years into the war, and the doctrine of mutually assured destruction doesn't feel like a roadmap to peace.It's an arms race, a propaganda and at times, a deadly game.

  • The 60's. The USSR places nuclear warheads in Cuba. The first US troops arrive in Vietnam. The world witnesses one giant leap for mankind. The game is Nuclear Poker, the stakes couldn't be higher.

  • The bitter rivalry between capitalism and communism that rages from Berlin to Havana - and all the way to Outer Space. Russia seals themselves behind an Iron Curtain. A move that spawns the birth of revolutions across East Europe and beyond.

  • As the propaganda war and the arms race rage on the 1950's becomes the decade of paranoia. The stalemate between democracy and communism reaches a fever pitch as the word descends further in chaos...closer to the edge of WWIII.

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