Why The Cold War Was Fought And Its Effects

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WHY AND HOW THE COLD WAR WAS FOUGHT AND ITS EFFECTS Name: Chidera Ogbonna Course Title: History 1380 Instructor Name: Joy M.Chadya Date: April 6, 2015 The Cold War was the persistent tension that existed between the United Sates and some of its Western supporters and the Soviet Union together with other Communists countries. This tension was witnessed between the time the Second World War was coming to an end and the Soviet Union dissolution in 1991. The Cold War featured military, economic, and geo- political rivalries between the West and the Communism international supporters which resulted to several wars . Even though there was a result of the political and economic rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States, the two nations never fought each other directly. The conflict was majorly based on the competing economic and political systems between the two nations. The Communist system employed by the Soviet Union together with its allies and democratic Capitalism used by the United States together with its allies. This period featured intense economic and political rivalry as well as military and diplomatic posturing between these nations. These years were also host to dramatic military spending increases, hyperbolic rhetoric among leaders from both leaders, high tensions, and thousands and millions of casualties of proxy wars such as the Korean war, the bay of pigs invasion, Cuban missile crisis, the

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