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Cold war quote from Lenin

“Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.”

Vladimir Lenin, Soviet leader, the Soviet Union oppressed a lot of nations

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Cold war quote from Churchill

“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.”

Winston Churchill, address at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946.

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Cold war quote from expert of the USA, George Kennan

“The main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of a long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies.”

George Kennan, July 1, 1947. Kennan played a major role in the development of definitive Cold War programs and institutions, notably the Marshall Plan.

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Cold war quote from a member of Roosevelt’s apparatus

“The United States should do whatever it is able to do to assist in the return of normal economic health in the world, without which there can be no political stability and no assured peace.”

Secretary of State George C. Marshall, June 5, 1947.

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Cold war quote about defence of the USA in Asia (against the Soviet expansion)

“The defensive perimeter [of the United States in East Asia] runs along the Aleutians to Japan and then goes to the Ryukyus.”

Dean Acheson, January 12, 1950.

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Cold war quote from Dwight Eisenhower – American politician and soldier

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

Dwight Eisenhower, US president, farewell speech of January 1961

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Cold war quote from Gerald Ford – president of the USA

“During the day on Monday, Washington time, the airport at Saigon came under persistent rocket as well as artillery fire and was effectively closed. The military situation in the area deteriorated rapidly. I therefore ordered the evacuation of all American personnel remaining in South Vietnam.”

President Gerald Ford’s statement following evacuation of United States personnel from the Republic of Vietnam announcing the Fall of Saigon, April 29, 1975.

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Cold war quote from the United Kingdom

“I like Mr. Gorbachev. We can do business together.”

British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, BBC interview, December 17, 1984.

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Cold war quote from Sting

“There is no monopoly of common sense – On either side of the political fence – We share the same biology – Regardless of ideology – Believe me when I say to you – I hope the Russians love their children too – […] – There’s no such thing as a winnable war – It’s a lie we don’t believe anymore …”

– Sting – Russians, 1985

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Cold war quote from a US president

“Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: we win, they lose.”

Ronald Reagan, 1988.

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Cold war quote from Poland

“The politicians always told us that the Cold War stand-off could only change by way of nuclear war. None of them believed that such systemic change was possible.”

Lech Walesa, Polish opposition leader

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Cold war quote from the Soviet Union

“Starting reforms in the Soviet Union was only possible from above, only from above. Any attempt to go from below was suppressed, suppressed in a most resolute way.”

Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader

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The final cold war quote

“The threat of world war is no more.”

Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev on the ending of the Cold War; December, 1991

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