What impact did the Cold War have

The Cold War. Causes-history-consequences

Against the background of tense East-West relations and the debate about a return of the Cold War, the exhibition looks at the decades between 1945 and 1991 - from the end of the Second World War to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. She works out the ideological, political, military and economic causes of the Cold War from a global perspective. And it shows that this conflict penetrated the societies involved pore-deep and changed them permanently.
The dynamics of the nuclear arms race, which is seen as crucial for the origin and the escalation of the Cold War, is one of three focal points. Another focus is on the "hot wars" in the Third World, which to this day have caused effective trauma and economic development deficits. Finally, the exhibition is dedicated to contemporary diplomatic and civil society initiatives that at least temporarily contained and cooled the Cold War.
The exhibition therefore not only calls for historical retrospectives. At the same time, it offers starting points for dealing with current international conflicts or with the aftermath of the Cold War in the so-called "Third World" that Europe is confronted with today.
Around 160 historical photos, documents and diagrams are shown. The presentation is rounded off with numerous political posters from the holdings of the MARCHIVUM, whose motifs impressively reflect the events, moods and fears of the Cold War.
The editors of the exhibition are the Berlin Cold War College and the Federal Foundation for Coming to terms with the SED dictatorship.