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The Cold War was the elongated tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America It began in the mid 40s after WWII The Cold War was a conflict of political military and economic values and ideas Though military build up was great on both sides neither one ever directly fought each other Europe had a military and somewhat of an economy In the late 40s through early 50s the Soviet Union started to spread Russia was able to spread communism through many countries Some of these countries were Poland Romania Bulgaria Hungary Czechoslovakia Eastern Germany and numerous countries in Southeastern Asia There are many key events that happened throughout the entire duration of the Cold War The first main event that led up to the tension was the foreign aid policies These policies were able to divide up Europe between the superpowers After Europe was divided up treaty organizations and alliances started forming up again One of these alliances was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO This allied the western portion of Europe Next came the Warsaw Pact it was the communistic version of NATO The US did go to battle though They fought against the communists of Korea North Korea a communistic satellite tried to spread their ideas through hostile takeover The US funded and aided South Korea until they were able to fend off their attackers Soon tension grew so high that the US knew that they had to do something about all the nuclear missiles that Russia possessed During almost the entire time that Russia and the USA had been fighting for power they had also stored up a large cache of nuclear weapons This in fact would put the whole world in jeopardy for their lives IM my opinion the fact that we
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