Rivalries Exist Between Nations And The Soviet Union

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Rivalries exist in every aspect of the world; they highlight the differences between the philosophical, the operational and the political factors of each party. Similar to any other industries, there are always going to be rivalries; Geopolitics is no different. Rivalries exist between nations but the consequences are obviously dramatically different and far worse and no rivalry in the world could ever be compared to the one between the United States and the Soviet Union that took place in the second half of the 20th century. After World War II, Germany was separated and was ruled by different European countries along with the United States; the eastern part was controlled by the Soviet Union where the Unites States, France and the United Kingdom ruled the Western part. The enormous differences between the States and the Soviet Union created the Cold War, which was a big threat to the well being to the entire world mainly because each party was going toe to toe with one another. It was similar to a game of chess, where they destroy each other piece by piece. During World War II, the U.S. created a nuclear weapon, which was launched on two Japanese cities and later led to the surrender of Japan and the end the war. To begin, in 1959 The U.S. decided to develop an even stronger weapon, the Hydrogen Bomb. This one bomb was smaller in size than most of the powerful bombs up to date but thousands of times more destructible. Once again, similar to a game of chess, the…
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