Summer 1945. While the victorious nations celebrate a return to peace, an iron curtain comes down to divide those who were formerly allies. For fifty years, the Communist Eastern bloc will confront the West, led by the Americans. This is the Cold War, the War of Worlds. In Indochina, Korea and Vietnam, the big nations wage war on each other through other peoples. And the emergence of nuclear weapons leaves mankind under perpetual threat of a new Apocalypse.