Short-lived alliances end as wartime allies become enemies once again. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin tries to build an image as the sole conqueror of the Second World War and Father of his people - with a little help from the movies. The fledgling CIA with novice agent Mark Wyatt will pull strings as the United States tries to thwart the communists’ bid to win elections in Italy. The Soviet Union consolidates its grip on the countries of Eastern Europe. Within Germany’s borders, a game of psychological chicken between east and west leads to the dramatic Berlin Blockade and Airlift. While Americans enjoy unprecedented prosperity, Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House on Un-American Activities leads a witch-hunt against anyone suspected of pro-communist views. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin leads his own witch-hunt within the communist empire, and his methods are decidedly more brutal. The balancing of the nuclear scales will lead to a climate of fear and mistrust that will last for more than forty years.