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Catherine Mercier ...
Elle-même - Animatrice
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Himself - Host
Kenneth Osgood ...
Himself - Author of 'Total Cold War'
Svetlana Savranskaya ...
Herself - Director of Russia Programs, George Washington University
David Welch ...
Himself - Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda and War, University of Kent
Magdalena Dembinska ...
Herself - Political Science Professor, University of Montréal
David Marples ...
Himself - Professor of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta
Victoria Adilman ...
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Kresimir Bosiljevac ...
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Julia Debowska ...
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Shae Norris ...
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In the 1980s, three people dominated the propaganda agenda in the Cold War. The first is US President Ronald Reagan, a staunch anti-Communist who would do anything to denounce it while putting the US in a positive light. He wanted to look tough, especially through a military build-up since he believed the Soviets far out-muscled the Americans militarily. But his propaganda changed as world issues around him changed, most specifically Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov inviting Maine schoolgirl Samantha Smith to the Soviet Union for a goodwill visit, and the Soviet military shooting down a commercial jet in Soviet airspace. The second is Polish national Pope John Paul II. His succession to Pope was at a tenuous time in Poland. But his anti-Communist stance allowed Lech Walesa and Solidarity to rise in Poland. However, the Communists would not go down in Poland without a fight, which was led by General Wojciech Jaruzelski. And the third is Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. Despite being a ... Written by Huggo

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