Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War Review: A Detailed Investigation of the Cold War

Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War Review


In Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War, director Brian Knappenberger takes a detailed look at the events in the wake of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Through several accounts and interviews from people who were there, we get a good look at the many facets of the situation.

From the Manhattan Project to the unprecedented and regretful proliferation of nuclear weapons, the docuseries covers the events and decisions at the close of World War II that had a major impact on the Cold War that followed. It follows competition that reached into domestic industry and atomic spies who betrayed both their country.


With a wide array of interview subjects from across the globe, Turning Point reviews the history of the Cold War that eventually would define so much of the second half of the last century. From those who were children when the bombs fell on Nagasaki and Hiroshima to those who still held seats of power as the Berlin wall was breached, Turning Point provides an unrestrained look at the tension and conflicts, both political and military and ideological, between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. and how it shaped the rest of the world.

Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War Review: A Detailed Investigation of the Cold War

The series certainly has many great ideas regarding the reflection of the fall of the USSR and the emergence of Vladimir Putin. In this context, the audience sees through interviews and footage from archives a description of these features in some detail that provides an explanation of what brought down the Soviet system and ushered in a new era in Russian politics.

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However, the story takes no diversion from reality and focuses on current socio-political issues like the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this way, Turning Point connects history to today and points out how the Cold War has continued to influence world affairs for decades.

Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War is an insightful and intellectual investigation into a significant era of modern times. Through its highly sophisticated analysis and engaging narrative, it gives readers more insight into the Cold War’s intricate elements as well as its long-term influences.


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