Cold War Relic Conscripted To Serve Skiers

Cold War Relic Conscripted To Serve Skiers

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The Cold War was far from a fun time. Once in while, though, we can appreciate a few of the things that came out of it - for instance, if not for the Cold War, who would drill into the impregnable granite rocks of the Swedish Jämtland to create a military installation? Only Cold War-era defense budgets could provide for building something like that; a facility that would bear an estimated cost of SEK 800 million (over EUR 80 million) were it to be built today. On the other hand, we should appreciate the end of the Cold War; it was when the decades-long standoff ended that the underground complex near Gällö rapidly become an expensive liability – to the point that the military packed up and left a few…
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