A Cold War conceit there. And someone from Argentina should know better. Saying that remining under an authoritarian, bloody-handed, and human-rights-abusing regimes that were backed by Western Nations such as the U.S., UK, and France were "free," because they had not "fallen" to Communism, which was portrayed as automatically and universally WORSE. The Cold War was a "Dirty War." There were no "good guys," or "bad guys," at all, and neither side had any higher ground whatsoever. And, many, many war criminals and criminals against humanity came out of it, from the governments, militaries, big corporations (in the West's case), and the bands of solid international criminals, assassins, saboteurs, and terrorists that were the CIA, MI6, Mossand, KGB, and other such groups, as well as the governments, militaries, and secret police of the petty dictatorships propped by in Third World nations by both sides, and the monstrous insurgent militias they both backed and sponsored - high criminals of which only a small, tiny minority have been indicted, tried, and punished for these atrocious, Nuremberg-caliber crimes. So, please, don't confuse the Cold War with bringing "freedom" or a "better way of life" the tormented Third World Nations who had the misfortune of being the battleground, because the nuclear determent prevented a more direct conflict between the East and West Bloc.