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5 Ridiculous Cold War Myths You Learned in History Class

5 Ridiculous Cold War Myths You Learned in History Class
The second half of the 20th century was dominated by the world's two remaining superpowers facing each other down. The rest of the world rallied behind one or the other as Soviet and American forces started in on spying and covert warring. There were good guys and bad guys, and it was all bullshit. For instance ... #5. "Ich bin ein Berliner" It was the culmination of Kennedy's remarks in West Germany at one of the most volatile points in the Cold War. See, while Kennedy confidently delivered his kicker, "Ich bin ein Berliner" and prepared to drop the mic and walk offstage, the Germans were laughing their asses off. Wikipedia"This comedian is terrible. Why It's Bullshit: According to German professor Reinhold Aman in his epic volume Maledicta, "No intelligent native speaker of German tittered in Berlin when JFK spoke." Getty"I am neither delicious nor fattening" has a special word in 36 languages. GettyBecause Germans are absolutely not known for being brazen and awkward. #4. Wikipedia #3.

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