By: G. J. Fortier
Stand firm then … with the breastplate of righteousness in place … Ephesians 6:14 (NIV)
Let’s take a trip back in time. Climb inside your DeLorean and hang on!
It’s the late 1940’s. WWII, the most devastating conflict in human history is over. Men and women all over the world are returning home to their loved ones, ready to restart their lives and get things back to normal, working farms, having babies and living with them in peace and prosperity. But some people’s idea of prosperity is very different than others. This becomes terribly apparent in the war-torn remnants of Nazi Germany. After having its economy, landscape and its very people beaten beyond all recognition, a struggle arises between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a., the Soviet Union, over whose way of life is a better model for the ravaged country (or maybe it’s just that the U.S.S.R. wants the territory for itself … anyway). Suffice to say that a wall is erected and two of the world’s most powerful countries, and former allies, are locked in a conflict that would last decades longer than almost any other war in history, the so-called Cold War.