The Cold War In The 1970's

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The Cold War was a state of political hostility between countries throughout the years of 1945 to 1990. However, tension between the United States and the Soviet Union was extremely tense throughout the 1970s. The Soviet Union began to follow a strategy called détente, meaning that the tensions between the two nations were being released. They strived for an increase in economic assistance from the West. However, the Soviet Union’s stance on human rights created worse tension by the late 1970s. These two superpowers were constantly competing for global supremacy. The U.S. was a democratic nation while the Soviet Union had communist beliefs. This state of consistent nonviolence with great tension between the two countries led to great hostility.
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