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The Cold War-After WW2-USA vs USSR & USA vs China

Cold War, US vs USSR & US vs Chain

The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and the United States and its allies. Also the Eastern bloc and the Western bloc, after The Second World War.

Time is generally considered to be an extension of the Truman doctrine. The dissolution of the Soviet Union in the 5th century.



Ideology – and military might – became increasingly important to both countries after 1947. At this time, President Harry Truman asked Congress for funds to try to protect Soviet influence in strengthening the war-torn economy.

The Truman Doctrine, as it is called, the first burst of political politics. For that reason, in a decade in the United States to intervene in sustained as non-communist states.

During The Second World War, the United States and the Soviet Union fought against all the powers together. But relations between the two countries were fascinating.

Cold War: USSR vs USA

Americans have long been concerned with Soviet communism. Hence, the oppressive regime of Russian leader Joseph Stalin in his own country. ith this intention, the Soviets opposed the delayed entry of the Americans into World War II for decades. The USSR being part of the international community, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Russians.

Therefore, at the end of the war, these allegations became ripe in an overwhelming feeling of mutual distrust and hostility.

Korean war

On the 5th, the Communist government supported by the Soviets of North Korea. Another side United States supported South Korea. Finally stopped the Korean war which lasted until 1953.

The legacy of war will include the spread of communism from the Soviet Union to Eastern Europe. Its final victory in China and the two rival superpowers of Europe in the power of the United States and the USSR. Then China will soon face the Cold War.

Arms Race: a reflection of Cold War

 The United States and the Soviet Union also attempted to fight the Cold War by demonstrating its power and technology. An example of this is the arms race. here each party has tried to donate the best weapons and most nuclear bombs.

The idea was that a large stockpile of weapons would prevent the other party from attacking.  Another example was the space race. There each side tried to show that there were better scientists. As much as the technology first hit certain air targets.

Cuban Missiles Crisis:

For 13 days in October 1962, the world was on the brink of nuclear war. The Soviet Union supplied Cuban communist missiles. With attention to they could use it against America, which wanted to invade Cuba and oust its leaders (Castro).

U.S. leaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The United States and the Soviet Union became embroiled in a long 13-day military and political battle in October 1962. Overall the deployment of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba, that was just 90 miles off the coast of America.


In a televised speech on October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy (1917-63) informed. The Americans take the case of missile explained the decision to impose a naval blockade around Cuba. While this, the United States was ready to make it clear.

The military must be used forcibly if necessary to neutralize this perceived threat to national security. Following this news, many feared that the world was on the brink of nuclear war.

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev:

However, the catastrophe was averted when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971). accepted a proposal to withdraw Cuban missiles in exchange. For the United States’ promise not to invade Cuba. Kennedy secretly agreed to withdraw American missiles from Turkey.

 The situation was finally removed.  Some said it had paved the way for the parties’ desire to unite in the post-Cold War arms development agreement.

Space Race

The space race was the 20th-century competition between the two Cold War rivals. Seeing that, The Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (United States), for the first time in achieving the capability of space aircraft.

Moon Mission

So far, it was the beginning of a ballistic missile race between the two countries after World War II. Also, the technical facilities required to quickly reach the milestones of spacecraft were considered essential for national security. similarly, it was blended with the symbols and ideals of the time.

The space race leads to artificial satellites. Also the unmanned space probes from the Moon, Venus and Mars, and pioneering. similar efforts to fly human spacecraft into low-Earth orbit and to the moon.

Korean War: USA vs USSR

 The Cold War peaked in 1948-1953. Meanwhile, the Soviets unsuccessfully blocked the occupied areas west of West Berlin (1948-49).

The United States and its European allies formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Although, it is an integrated military command (1949), which opposed the Soviet presence in Europe.

The Soviets detonated their first nuclear warhead (1949), ending the American monopoly on nuclear bombs. Moreover, The Chinese communists came to power on the mainland of China;


On the 5th, the Communist government supported by the Soviets of North Korea invaded South Korea supported by the United States and stopped the Korean war which lasted until 1953.

How did the war end?

Several factors led to the end of the Cold War.

In the 1970s, tensions between the West and the East eased for a while.

Agreements were signed to encourage a more peaceful relationship, and Soviet and American crafts even signed an agreement in space. Moreover, The United States authorized China – a communist nation – to join the UN, and in 1972, President Richard Nixon even went to China.

Fall of USSR

Due to economic problems, troubles in Eastern Europe and the defeat of the USSR in Afghanistan, December 1991 ended communism between the USSR – and the Cold War.

 Russia has declared itself a republic and one of the Boris Yeltsin has proclaimed its president.

Cold War: USA vs China

In fact, the United States Department of Defence is much more enthusiastic about the Chinese threat than Russia. He sees China as a growing technological force – unconstrained by America’s own bureaucratic ice supervision – to capture and overtake the US 5G network and the digital war.

Chaina to USA

Silicon Valley can never cooperate with the Pentagon as China’s new high-tech sector cooperates with its government. China is now facing a serious threat to the United States military.

 This American refusal to supply blue water to China has been praised by the liberal millennials who say no to the Republicans – employees of any incoming democratic administration in Asia – will not support the anti-presidential and anti-presidential Donald Trump.

China in Cold War

In the case of the so-called regulators and neo-separatists, when you are absolutely right. They are actually withdrawing American ground troops from the Middle East, which can further strengthen the position of the United States against China.

And in the case of leftist democratic progressives, when it comes to trade negotiations with China. Hey’re not too far from Trump’s own economic advisers.

US policy to Chain

Remember that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was forced to publicly deny trans-Pacific partnerships. Because of pressure from her own party.

The truth is after President Richard Nixon visited China in 1972. The policy toward the American Pacific was significantly consistent with any party holding the White House. And the turning point against China was also bilateral. Therefore likely considerably influenced by dismissal or the presidential election.


In Moscow, Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Soviet Union in 1991, when Mikhail Gorbachev ended a cold and grey December day in the Cold War as a state system.

Communism itself, in its Marxist-Leninist form, ceased to exist as a normative ideal for the way in which society could mobilize.


What started the Cold War?

In June 1950, the first military action of the Cold War began when the Soviet-backed North Korean People’s Army invaded its western neighbor, the South. Many American officials feared that this would be the first step in communist propaganda to occupy the world and believed that non-intervention was not an option.

Who won the Cold War and how?

Republicans were quick to claim credit for winning the Cold War. They believed that the Reagan-Bush years of military spending policies had pushed the Soviets to the brink of economic collapse. The Democrats argued that it was a bilateral policy to control communism, launched by Democrat Harry Truman for 45 years.

How did the Cold War end?

In 1989-90, the Berlin Wall fell, borders were opened, and free elections led to the rise of communist regimes throughout Eastern Europe. By the end of 1991, the Soviet Union itself had dissolved its elements into republics. With amazing speed, the iron curtain lifted and the Cold War came to an end.

How many people died in the Cold War?

No one truly died in this Cold War.

Who fought in the Cold War?

The Cold War was an ongoing political rivalry between the US and the USSR and their respective allies that developed after World War 2. This animosity between the two superpowers was first named by George Orwell in an article published in 1945.

What is the Cold War?

The Cold War was an ongoing political rivalry between the US and the USSR and their respective allies that developed after World War 2. This animosity between the two superpowers was first named by George Orwell in an article published in 1945.

Source: [history.com],[Britannica],[Wikipedia],[Shilalipi Academy]



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