The Cold War : A Conflict Between Capitalist And Communist Nations Of The World

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The Cold War was a conflict between the capitalist and communist nations of the world that lasted from the end of World War 2 into the 1990 's. Problems created by the Cold War still exist today, although many of the combat countries do not directly. Capitalist nations are sometimes referred to as the First world, communist nations are often called the Second world, and the developing nations of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia are often referred to the Third world. The Cold War was ironic because the main instigators in the conflict, the United States and the Soviet Union, the superpowers never actually engaged in open warfare with one another, as a result the usage of the term "Cold War". One of the main cause of the "Cold War" which had been for a long term was arms race for atomic and nuclear weapons. “During this period, in addition to the American and Soviet nuclear weapons, though none engaged in warhead production on nearly the same scale as the two super power"(Wikipedia). This historically event was profitable for two super power and some countries which followed these nations, but some countries were exposed to dangerous situation, such Cuban as Missile Crisis. There were a number of immediate causes at the end of WW II that were also responsible. Josef Stalin refused to allow free elections in the Soviet-controlled territories and imposed communism, instead, creating satellite states. On the other hand, the United States, Great Britain, and France

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