Hindsight, while extremely valuable, is not a reason to continue to do something that is not sensible. For a lot of people, landing on the Moon was the goal that was required to achieve victory in the Space Race. I would make the economist who investigated.
What if the capitalists won every civil-war during the Cold War. It really depends upon the criteria that one sets for winning the Space Race. Held back by domestic financial constraints, Britain and France had lagged behind. This collapse was preceded by revolutions in Poland and Czechoslovakia, as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall. This therefore led both nations to create new arms which would, given that neither country could agree on or restore diplomatic relations, act as deterrence to the other nation. How do I type with PC keyboard. No matter who won the Space Race, it was clear that the West had won the Cold War. American-Soviet competition in the Third World intensified once again, this time during the civil war in Angola and the Somali-Ethiopian war over the Ogaden region.