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Was the cold war actually cold?

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Not in the physical sence. Diplomatic relations might have been described as 'Frosty' between the Soviets & the rest of Europe and the US. Quite why this came about is difficult to understand. The Russian behaviour at the cessation of European hostilities in 1945 is, to me, incomprehensible. Their treatment of their so called Allies, principally the US & Britain, was unfriendly, and that puts it mildly in the extreme. Is anyone out there going to justify Soviet post war diplomatic policy ?

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