Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" contained many scenes, characters, and actions which had to do with the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The following scenes, characters, and actions all represent either a political message or some sort of stereotypical thinking of that time.
The first scene is when Strategic Air Commander General Jack D. Ripper orders Plan R, an emergency war plan that allows a commander to order nuclear retaliation after a sneak attack, on the Soviet Union. The General believes that there had been a Russian sneak attack, and he is the only person who has the special code that will signal the B-52 bombers. Once the bombers are on the way, General Ripper seals off all communication, including telephone calls from the Air Force and the President. This scene definitely shows a political message, and it is that the US was extremely nervous and worried about the Cold War. They were so paranoid about nuclear war that they might have bombed the Soviet Union out of pure paranoia as shown when General Ripper does.
The second scene is the when the President of the United States calls the drunken Soviet Premier Dmitri Kissof on the Hotline. The confident president has a lot of trouble getting to the point while trying to describe the situation in a sensitive way. He tells the Premier about the nuclear-armed B-52 bombers headed towards the Soviet Union. The President speaks to the Soviet Premier as if he were comforting and soothing a little baby, and during the call, General Turgidson reacts to the President's conversation with disbelief. This scene shows the stereotypical thinking of the time. At that time, it was believed by many people that the Soviets were really dumb idiots, and this scene shows just how much they were.
The third scene is when the Russian Ambassador from the Soviet Union left the crowd around Dr.