... you are here!

... this is what we will refer to as the 'Trans-Polar View' TVP. It is the Earth from the perspective of the war wagers of WW3. It did not take long for the USA and the USSR to figure out that the SHORTEST ROUTE  for bombers, missiles and Christmas cards was over the top of the world. In short- The North Pole. Yes; there is some irony in the fact that the most common geography of the 44 year long conflict called 'The Cold War' was the North Pole.

[Washington DC is marked at the 'top' of the image and Moscow to the slight lower 'left']

... today we take for granted the technology; but imagine what a brain boggling, terrifying, science fiction concept it was to use a rocket to throw a two-ton atomic warhead all the way across the top of the globe to the other side of the world! 

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