Imagined Scenes: The Cold War Red Phone

The Red Phone was installed to make sure there was always clear communication between the Cold War superpowers.
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The History: The Red Phone and the Cold War

The Red Phone was installed to make sure there was always clear communication between the Cold War superpowers.

The Red Phone was installed to make sure there was always clear communication between the superpowers.

The Cuban Missile Crisis was the most dangerous event of the Cold War. After the crisis the U.S. and the Soviet Union both worried that a simple misunderstanding could lead to nuclear annihilation.  To make sure there was clear communication, the “red phone” was installed in the offices of both countries.

The line was tested every hour.  Someone on either side would pick up the phone and check to see if they could be heard on the other end.  This happened for the duration of the Cold War. This simple red phone existed for the safety of all mankind.

 The Scene

And now, let’s watch an imagined scene in history.  Kennedy, Khrushchev and the red phone.

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