Cold War Armageddon

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (13)

Cold War Armageddon is a documentary series produced by the American Heroes Channel (AHC) that aired in 2015. The series takes an insider’s look at the the tense and dangerous era of the Cold War. Through a series of interviews with Cold War-era military commanders, government officials, and political scientists, the series examines the various strategies and policies of the United States and the Soviet Union during the era.

The series is comprised of six episodes, each focusing on a different aspect of the Cold War. In the first episode, “The Race for Nuclear Supremacy,” the series explores the intense competition between the two superpowers to develop and stockpile nuclear weapons, which led to the arms race that defined the era. The series delves into the various technological advancements and strategic decisions made by both sides to gain the upper hand.

The second episode, “Spy Wars,” examines the role of intelligence gathering in the Cold War. The series explores the various spy networks and tactics used by the United States and Soviet Union, including the infamous Cambridge Five spy ring and the CIA’s use of aerial surveillance. The episode also investigates the potential for a catastrophic mistake, such as the false alarm that nearly prompted a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union in September 1983.

In the third episode, “Proxy Wars,” the series examines the various conflicts that waged across the globe during the Cold War. The series looks at the various proxy wars, such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War, fought by the US and the Soviet Union through their respective allies. The episode also investigates the impact of these conflicts and the lasting effects they had on the world.

Episode four, “Détente,” focuses on the period of improved relations between the US and the Soviet Union during the 1970s. The series examines the various agreements and negotiations made during this time period, including the Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty (SALT) and the Helsinki Accords. The episode also includes interviews with key figures involved in these negotiations, including former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.

In the penultimate episode, “The Cold War Goes Global,” the series looks at the global impact of the Cold War. The series explores the various hotspots around the world where the US and the Soviet Union competed for dominance, including Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The episode also discusses the role of propaganda in the Cold War, as both sides sought to win the hearts and minds of people around the globe.

In the final episode, “The End of the Cold War,” the series examines the events that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the eventual end of the Cold War. The episode discusses the various factors that contributed to the collapse, including economic and political instability in the Soviet Union. The series also examines the role of key figures, such as U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, in ending the Cold War.

Overall, Cold War Armageddon offers a compelling and informative examination of one of the most fraught and dangerous periods in modern history. The series uses a combination of archival footage, interviews, and expert analysis to bring the era to life and provide audiences with a deeper understanding of the political, military, and cultural dynamics that defined the era. Whether you’re a history buff or simply interested in world events, Cold War Armageddon is a must-watch series.

Cold War Armageddon is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on October 12, 2016.

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8. Falling Dominoes
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2. Paranoia
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Where to Watch Cold War Armageddon
Cold War Armageddon is available for streaming on the AHC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cold War Armageddon on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 12, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (13)