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Fighting the Cold War in the Virtual Streets: Video Games as a Source Base for Social and Cultural History
History Conference Papers, Presentations and Posters
  • Kelly Wenig, Iowa State University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
9-1-2011
Abstract

In 1991, a blond-haired, blue-eyed soldier with an American Flag tattooed on either shoulder brawled with a burly, scarred Soviet ex-wrestler in a Moscow factory. As the two opponents squared off, an aggressive, drunken crowd watched the spectacle with frenzied fervor. For less than 20 seconds, the two combatants engaged in vicious conflict, exchanging punishing blows and bone-crunching body-slams. After one final flurry of violence the soldier slammed the Soviet’s head into the ground. The Soviet remained on the ground, broken and bruised as the American soldier stood triumphantly, confidently over him...

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This is a presentation from Northern Great Plains History Conference (2011). Posted with permission.

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Kelly Wenig
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en
Date Available
2015-02-23
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Citation Information
Kelly Wenig. "Fighting the Cold War in the Virtual Streets: Video Games as a Source Base for Social and Cultural History" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kelly_wenig/3/