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From 1946 to 1974 the USA military costs were in excess of $1.3 trillion on national security alone; this compares to $1.6 trillion spent by the federal government for all non military goods & services since 1789. That's all I can find, if anyone has any more answers I'd be very glad to read them. What a difference though. They spent nearly the same amount in 28 years during the cold war as they did in 219 years on everything else. Sad isn't it.

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Q: What were the human and material costs of Cold War?
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