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COVID-19 ripple effects cause lasting strategic headaches

12th May 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by The Clarence in London


The 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May marked the end of the Second World War in Europe. The intervening years have seen the continent experience a period of peace and security. While there were occasionally significant tensions in the relationship between the former allied powers, the Cold War never turned hot in Europe.  

Originally it was planned that VE Day would be commemorated across the continent by cermonies, parades and attempts to hear the stories of the final few survivors of that era. Russia had hoped to stage an enormous parade in Moscow (as in 2019, pictured above) that could

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