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By Brent Peterkin,      During the Cold War, citizens of the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics found themselves either confounded or nationalistically pertinacious; harboring contempt for the lifestyle and culture portrayed within the borders of the opposed foreign nation. Most of what was propagated was very orchestrated and in some cases untrue. After the fall of the U.S.S.R. and a the emergence of ideological reformations in many countries, there has been a political and economic shift towards democratic capitalism; which has greatly affected the perceptions once held by many citizens across the globe. As a result of some of these changes, there has been a more comprehensive influx of culture via televised media and the Internet. Citizens around the world may find themselves influenced by dogmatic propaganda spurred by the media and various special interest groups, only to learn during social encounters, investigative research or practical understanding …