After WWII and the fall of Nazi Germany, both the US and the Soviet Union rose up as superpowers. Then a figurative wall was built between the two after an ideological conflict.
I believe that Liberalism is the best policy
You are nuts, socialism is the only policy that makes sense
There were two ideologies invented to stop the rise of communism by the USA and so countries could take over nearby land and additional territory , Both countries spread their "Sphere of Influence"
We have the CIA on our side to get rid of communism and join our side
We have to keep Germany divided, they cannot be unified. Soviet Influence should be maintained everywhere else
Deterrence was a method used in the Cold War, where each country has built up the anger to fight, but neither of them end up fighting because of the fear of each others countries being devastated by war.
You know, we are both super powers, and we both hate each other, we both have great militaries, wanna make a 3rd World War?
Or we could just chill and talk or something? I mean no need to ruin 2 strong countries for nothing.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis the USSR and the USA got the closest to fighting in history, this is an example of Brinkmanship, Eventually they both removed their missiles.
President John F. Kennedy
Get your missiles out of Cuba idiot
Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev
Get your missiles out of Turkey then capitalist jerk
Guysss, Don't fiiight
Cuban Socialist Leader Fidel Castro
Wanna sign a treaty before my head gets blown off?
Yeah we should not let that happen again
Bro, we almost blew up the world
After the threats, both countries became afraid of Mutually Assured Destruction and entered deterrence, eventually treaties were signed and the countries found peace and engaged in events
Haha, yeah sure
Man, that was craazy
The end of the cold war unified the USSR and the USA, ended communist regimes in East Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall the "iron curtain", and the termination of the USSR.