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Politics and Popular Culture Movie Review Crimson Tide In Crimson Tide the primary political issue being presented to the general audience is whether a United States nuclear submarine should strike a Russian target during a very tense Cold-War like time The Russians are basically facing a civil war in their country and a nuclear missile silo is captured by rebel forces The rebels are threatening to arm and fire a nuclear missile at the United States The situation in the movie is very similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis in that the United States knows that whoever strikes first whether it is the United States or Russia will face definite nuclear retaliation This particular threat many of those like it loomed over the United States and its citizens for decades until the 80s when the Cold War ended In todays world the United States doesnt have to be concerned just for one primary super-power nation yet the US now is concerned about numerous countries and terrorist groups that have possession of nuclear power With these types of concerns both Presidents Bush and Reagan have discussed about plans or ideas to at least some reasonable extent about anti-missile defense that could ultimately offer protection against nuclear attack President Reagan spoke of what became to be known as Star Wars an anti-warhead missile defense system that would from space have the ability to use laser beams to destroy nuclear warheads while in space before they would enter back into the earths atmosphere President George W Bushs policy didnt really help much with tension for his defense systems Yet his choice of using anti-missile defense or shield from the ground wasnt very helpful in easing any tension between the US and the rest of the world This is because many other leaders would wonder why the US is creating an avenue to protect themselves from a nuclear attack Therefore
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