The Cold War has been the longest war our country has ever been involved with. Although not a single bullet was fired directly between the U.S. and the Russian-led U.S.S.R., it was one of the costliest conflicts in the history of the world. An armament rat race unleashed between these two former WWII allies, with the development of hundreds nuclear weapons, enough to wipe out the human race a few times over.
This war not only engulfed these two countries to the brink of insanity, but a new world order was created, particularly in Europe, with a divide between east and west like never seen before. Incredible developments also took place as part of this Cold War, with the space race and its achievement as proof of one of those.
Here, we bring you 5 of the crazy, unknown stories from the Cold War. Check it out: