The Cold War was a prolonged period of tension between the the Western World democracies, led by the USA and the communist Eastern Europe, led by the Soviet Union. The two leading countries, known as "superpowers," fought indirectly through proxy wars, the arms race, and the space race.
Stop Communism! [Unknown, Year Unknown] Rightly or wrongly, the West perceived nationalist movements in many countries and regions around the world to be allied with communist groups and supported by the Soviet Union. The most notable of such movements appeared in Guatemala, Iran, the Philippines and Indochina. This poster shows a Soviet-backed, machete-armed aggressor trying to exert influence in the Philippines.