What kept U.S.–Soviet disputes from devolving into all-out war? Nuclear deterrence may be the reason. But it also could have to do with the way alliances were set up.
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One of the challenges of getting warring groups to reconcile is the deep sense of victimhood each side can feel. Because one group can point out atrocities committed by the other, and vice versa, a vicious cycle develops that perpetuates violence. It’s one of the most enduring features of conflict. Read more
Coats of arms are heraldic designs that grew out of the European Middle Ages. They were originally meant to distinguish people in combat because faces were concealed by helmets. Now whole families, provinces, states and agencies have them, but the most well-known are those of nations. Read more