On the Brink: Doomsday (1999)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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During the Cold War, the frantic stockpiling of nuclear arms in the U.S. and in the Soviet Union created a constantly escalating threat of worldwide holocaust. Now take a look at the surprising number of close calls, nail-biting decisions, and terrifying accidents that nearly resulted in the unthinkable destruction of mankind -- through newsreels, declassified military records, and interviews with insiders Alexander Haig and a former Soviet double agent, The Learning Channel constructs a fascinating tale of power, hubris, and fear spiraling out of control.

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Cold-War, destruction-of-mankind, nuclear-holocaust, Soviet, weapons