Cold War

Cold War

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  • What caused the Cold War? By Chloe Lukasiak
  • The Cold War was a battle of the minds rather than a battle of bodies. Both countries felt an extreme amount of stress from the tension of constantly being on the brink of warfare.
  • It began in 1947 and lasted until 1991. America's fear of communism and the Soviets determination to spread communism was the start of the Cold War.
  • The Truman Doctrine was released and the Soviets fired back with the Comecon. Berlin Airlift in 1948 was the first conflict of the Cold War. 
  • Both the U.S. and the Soviet became involved in other conflicts like the Korean War, the Chinese Civil War, the Vietnam War, the Soviet-Afghan War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Although the situation was handled, the U.S. and Soviet relationship completely fell apart after the Cuban Missile Crisis. 
  • Nuclear arms race played a huge role in the continued war. The Cold War officially ended in 1991, when the U.S. was the only superpower remaining. 
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