It’s the Day of German Unity, marking the 1990 reunification of East and West Germany. In our current period of global instability, do you ever feel nostalgic for the seeming simplicity of the Cold War?
There was nothing seemingly simple about the Cold War. Never in the history of the planet Earth were the human race so dangerously close to Thermal Nuclear Holocaust. The United States of America and Russia has enough combined nuclear bombs to destroy all life on Earth several times over. Every second that the United States and Russia were at each other's throats were another second we came close to armageddon. The scariest part is that the United States and Russia still has nuclear weapons. No, the nuclear weapons isn't pointed at any particular country like it was during the Cold War, but it's still there. The United States and Russia making peace with each other was certainly the best thing to happen to the human race.