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Cold War propaganda posters provide an illustrated guide to the era. Soviet propaganda posters were vital for spreading the official “line” of the day to the “masses.” A Soviet propaganda poster tends to muscular and heroic.

The typical US Cold War propaganda poster tends to be more functional, often focused on topics such as bomb shelters. You can see a selection of Cold War posters here.

DDR postersInterested in North Korean propaganda posters, the often more colorful cousins of the Soviet propaganda poster? See them here