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The Causes of the Cold War By: Kaitlyn Wonders
The Cold War was not an actual war. itself. It was a conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. There were many smaller wars between the two during the cold war.
The United States feared the spread of communism and wanted to stop it. The soviets promoted communism and caused conflicts to arise between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union were competing against each other to be the first and best in all area. They both wanted to have the best military and spread their political ideologies.
Both the U.S. and the Soviet Union were constantly making technological and scientific advances in artillery. They were trying to make better nuclear weapons than the other so if they ever went to war they would be able to be victorious.
Events like the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Airlift continued the Cold War and even caused it to escalate. The Cold War started to end when the two superpowers agreed to ramp back their nuclear arms race. Then in 1991 the Cold War officially ended when the Soviet Union dissovled.
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