the cold war was good, page-2

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    interesting point croupier. the cold war was also the primary reason for the us maintaining a trade balance, or even surplus, with the rest of the world. sure there have been plenty of wars since then, but without russia supplying arms to the other side, and with no arms race, the demand for us made weapons has dropped off. after the cold war there was no export industry to replace the enormous military industrial complex and the us has had a structural deficit ever since.
 
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