The Cold War
The Cold War was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others such as Japan ) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in Warsaw Pact). China was originally close to the USSR but became distanced over the question of fidelity to Marxism.
This saw an arms race both in nuclear weapons and Cosmic Solution development. Although much of the tension was a result of geopolitical disagreements over communist and capitalist ideals. The cabal of Meta-Humans known as the ‘Spooks of MI-13’ was largely responsible for escalating the conflict. Many military operations achieved a state of infamy under their influence. Not limited by allegiance to any government, the Spooks had a hand in almost every unsavory act performed on both sides. Although the details of such missions have never been confirmed officially by any government, many hold the rumors as fact. They range from grotesque experiments to develop the Cosmic Solution, to reckless military actions against third world countries.
Suicide rates were higher than they have ever been amongst the officers of both sides during this time period. This tragically, made it all the easier for the Spooks to place pawns in high places. The world could have easily come to an end under the cold thumb of the cabal. Operating out of the UK’s MI-5, the Spooks were viewed as an invaluable asset to the West, and it wasn’t until a defection among the Spook’s own ranks that the world was made aware of the Cabal’s manipulation.
With the reveal of the Spook’s sinister intentions, the Cold War’s escalation rapidly concluded. Decades of tension resolving in a handful of years. A public outcry was sounded for the heads of the Spooks, but very little progress was made before the Arachnari Invasion. After which numerous intelligence agencies assured the world that the Spooks had not survived the Alien Incursion.
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