‘Cold wars at home’ provides an overview of the Cold War's effects on the citizens of nations across the globe. Its domestic repercussions were extensive, affecting the people of Europe, Russia, America and a number of developing nations throughout Africa, South America and Asia. In the USA the effects of the war were all-pervasive, both culturally and politically. Issues as diverse as military spending, education, and space exploration were affected. In Western Europe the war was a period of relative stability, in which standards of living increased and economies grew, while Eastern Europe suffered severe repression and persecution under brutal Soviet-supported regimes.