Impact Of The Cold War On The World Essay

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Was the impact of the Cold War felt most heavily felt by the superpowers (Europe, Russia, and the United States) or in the developing world?

The Cold War (1945-1991), a war fought between two social, economic, and political ideologies: Communism and Capitalism. Although essentially fought between two superpowers, the United States of America (U.S.A.) and the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic (U.S.S.R.), the impact was most heavily felt in the developing world. Although there was no direct fighting between the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union, both rebellion and counter-rebellion fighters in the developing world were physically and economically backed by both powers. The origins of the Cold War expand to the 1890s when the United States attempted to contain Russian expansion into Eastern Europe. American opinion continued to oppose Russia when the Tsar aligned with England and France in World War I. This continued with attempts by the Allied powers and the U.S.A. to overthrow Vladimir Lenin in 1918–20. From 1945, America and the Soviet Union competed to get ahead in both arms and technological advances. This caused a very real threat of a third world war due to the constant threat of a nuclear war between the two most powerful nations in the world. After the end of World War II with the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States of America emerged as one of the world 's superpowers. The most significant impact of the Cold War on the U.S.A. was fear of
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