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By the 1970s the Cold War tensions were beginning to thaw, as people grew less worried about nuclear catastrophe than about the Vietnam War.
But then, the Soviets moved into Afghanistan, Ronald Reagan took over the White House and Margaret Thatcher entered Number 10.
Reagan's policy towards the Soviet Union was simple: We win, they lose.
He increased production and brought more nuclear chips onto the table --
Could the Soviets compete?
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