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The Third Man (1949)

The Third Man isn’t a film about the Cold War, but it’s a film with the Cold War as the backdrop.  This film is technically amazing and usually makes “greatest films of all time lists” of various stripes.   Tonight we talk a little bit about postwar Vienna, the setting …

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Tito-Stalin Split

In the early years of the fledgling communist bloc, Yugoslavia decides to march to the beat of her own drum.  After all, they did liberate themselves so who is Stalin to tell Tito what to do???  Stalin saw Tito and Yugoslavia as a “loose cannon” they could draw them into …

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