Nuclear Warfare Between The Soviet Union And The Cold War

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“The most terrifying moment in my life was October 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis….” The Cuban Missile Crisis was started by the tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, which shaped Communist Cuba; this was the brink of nuclear warfare between both sides that left its effects on both the world and the sides involved. The United States and Soviet Union were both involved in the Cold War, especially when tensions between the two reached a new high. As tensions were rising the island of Cuba decided to become a Communist nation that would trade nuclear weaponry. The trading would almost cause all out nuclear warfare, but it was solved leaving its own effects on the world. The Cold War would be a major contributing…show more content…
Since combat was scarce, the war was mostly fought through propaganda, economic aid to other allies, military aid to other allies, political overthrow, and an arms race build up. These contributing factors made the Cold War “cold”, although “hot war” features would soon set in. As tensions rose between the United States and the Soviet Union, the once “Cold War” became “hot.” Factors that contributed to rising tensions were political shifts and confrontations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Both superpowers had global connections with other nations, which made local conflicts a big part of the Cold War. In many of these local conflicts the United States and its allies supported one side, while the Soviet Bloc supported the other. This allowed the two superpowers to confront each other indirectly instead of head to head. In 1949, China was overrun by Communist forces, which scared the U.S. because of the domino theory. The domino theory stated that once one nation fell to Communism many more would follow like the falling of dominoes. During this time, many European colonies sought the help of either superpower to help them gain their independence. This is how the Cold War became very “hot.” In many battles for independence, shooting wars broke out between the two sides, which included the two superpowers. In some places the brutal conflicts tore the
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