Let's talk about America's rocky 'frenemy' relationship with Russia
America’s relationship with Russia wasn’t always as bad as it is now (or was during the Cold War).
Thanks to help from Czarist Russia, for example, England had a tough time controlling the colonial rebellion during the Revolutionary War. And who can forget the alliance with Stalin during World War II?
In this episode of the We Are The Mighty podcast, our hosts explore the on-again, off-again relationship with the Ruskies.
- Logan Nye: Army veteran and associate editor
- Blake Stilwell: Air Force veteran and managing editor
- Tracy Woodward: Benevolent smartass and Social Media coordinator
- Orvelin Valle (AKA O.V.): Navy veteran and Social Media editor
Selected links and show notes from the episode:
- [01:00] U.S. and Russia’s relationship during the American Revolution.
- [06:00] The U.S. and Russia’s relationship begins to sour.
- [09:10] The U.S. invades Russia.
- [16:00] The U.S. and Russia during World War II.
- [18:00] The U.S. and Russia during the Cold War.
- World War III nearly started when the Soviet premier was banned from Disneyland
- 7 times the US almost stumbled into war with Russia
- That one time in 1995 when Russia almost nuked the U.S.
- Here’s the entire Cold War by the numbers
- The crazy story of how Russia snuck a vast nuclear arsenal onto America’s doorstep
- What could’ve happened if the Cuban missile crisis had turned into all-out nuclear war
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