The Cold War

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The Cold War


July 15, 2011

What was the Cold War? The Cold War is a term used to describe the relationship between the Soviet Union and America from 1945 to 1980. Neither side ever fought the other, but they both did fight for their beliefs. In the Vietnam War, America supplied South Vietnam which was anti-Communist while North Vietnam was pro-Communist and supplied by Russia or communist China. There are many reasons that the cold war started, American fear of communist attack, Truman’s dislike of Stalin, Russia’s fear of the American’s atomic bomb, America’s refusal to share nuclear secrets, Russia feared American Attack.

With the fight against subversion at home mirrored the growing concern with the threat abroad. In 1950, the first military action of the Cold War began with the North Korean People’s Army which was backed by the Soviet Union. American officials feared that a communist campaign would take over the world. Truman sent the American Military into Korea but it was a stalemate and ended in 1953. (

There was a temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany; at this point the Soviet Union and the US saw each other as profound enemies of basic ways of life. The Soviet Union created the Eastern Bloc with eastern European countries it occupied. The US financed the recovery of Western Europe and forged NATO; it was a military alliance using containment of communism as a main strategy. During this time the Soviets supported in pro-communist revolt with Cuba, led by Castro. This was the center of the Cold War; the Soviets put nuclear missiles in Cuba, which heighten the tension with the Americans which lead to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

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