Richard Dolan reveals the lengths that post-WWII governments went through to elicit compliance in their already fearful populations, lest the enemy invade and destroy the tenuous peace. With the end of WWII, two major military powers dominated the world: the US and Soviet Union. These powerfully matched military forces began a cold war for global control. Both sides engaged in tactics to manipulate their own populations to convince the people that they needed to submit to ever increasing levels of authority, for their own protection. From this, Operation Gladio in Europe and COINTELPRO in the U.S. were born, and the Cultural Revolution in China took root.