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03-07-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by LeBlondeDemon10 View Post
Ha, ha...All I'm saying is that the rivalry possibly acted as a safety valve for the release of tension building up in Western society over the possibility of a Soviet attack. Kind of like how they send prostitutes into the prisons in Spain. It allows the inmates to blow off steam if you know what I mean. A happy prisoner is a prisoner not causing problems, riots, etc...

Yikes!....the Soviet/Canada rivalry wasn't that significant.
Perhaps it was viewed that way in Canada, however I'm sure 99% of Western (or Eastern Block) society didn't even know it existed.

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