Cold War Institutional Legacies
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Nations that were caught in the Cold War morass inherited more than extra radiation sources, radiological risks, and difficult nuclear legacies: Some institutional safeguards eroded in the half century of coexistence with the sword of nuclear annihilation. Although the most extreme threats are now greatly diminished, societal institutions still reverberate with lasting, sometimes intangible effects from the prolonged period of discord. Topping the list of present-day institutional legacies and challenges are demands to safeguard residual nuclear weapons, to pay off national debts, to clean up toxic residues, to reconstruct peacetime norms, and to fend off future threats to stability.