The Cold War

May 24, 2012 | In: World War I


The Cold War was the name given to the conflict emerging between the US and the Soviet Union. It began after the Second World War. The major issue was the fast growth of the production of mass destruction weapons by the USSR. For a 50 year period, the two major forces played a game of cat and mouse, regarding the weapon problem. The main question was who will manage to get the most weapons in the shortest amount of time.

We all know that the USA and the USSR were war allies. That can illustrate the fact that between them some sort of friendship did exist. In fact, all their so-called friendship was based only on the fact that they had the same enemy: Nazi Germany.

Come to think of it, before the War, US officials called the Soviet Union the devil-incarnate. Nevertheless, the soviet leaders thought the same. After the war, one of America’s leading generals, Patton, said that USSR must be attacked with all remaining forces, if the US wanted to have a calm future.

The Soviet Leader, Stalin, was very furious on the Americans after Truman told him of the revolutionary weapon his country invented. The anger was much bigger when Stalin read the Hiroshima and Nagasaki reports.

But what exactly is a Cold War? In military terms, the cold war is a term used to describe a state of war, but without actual fighting. Both countries hated each other, but didn’t attack out of fear of the consequences. It’s sort of like a fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend. You’re angry, but never get to the point where you hit each other.


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