The Soviet Union Of The Cold War

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During the era of the Cold War, starting in 1947 and definitively ending in 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union faced off in conflicts with each other through smaller states.
The United States and Soviet Union faced off to see who could spread their ideology the most in Europe. The Soviet Union used force and supported coups to spread communism while the United States installed democratic governments as a way to counter communism in Eastern Europe. These small conflicts that the two superpowers engaged in caused high tension between the two. During World War 2, the U.S developed the world 's first nuclear weapon, the atomic bomb which was a destructive explosive capable of wiping cities. The destruction can be seen from the result of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki leaving over hundreds of thousands dead. It wasn’t until years later that the Soviet Union would start developing nuclear warheads as well. Engaging in small proxy wars was a better alternative to direct combat between the Soviet Union and United States because it prevented the risk of a nuclear war between the United States and Russia as well as preventing World War 3 from happening because of the treaties made by the two countries.
An example of destruction caused by nuclear weapons was in 1945 during World War 2, when the United States used two atomic bombs on Japan in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the results of the bombing was destructive, as can be seen in the document given by the Environmental…

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