Events of the cold war the cold war is the term used to explain the struggle between the communist nations and the democratic nations following world war ii the cold war took political, economic, social, and military forms it would be too extensive a list to indicate all the events of the cold war here are a few of the major events.
Growing out of post-world war ii tensions between the two nations, the cold war rivalry between the united states and the soviet union that lasted for much of the second half of the 20th century resulted in mutual suspicions, heightened tensions and a series of international incidents that brought the world’s superpowers to the brink of disaster.
The united states, the uk, and the soviet union were allies during world war ii however, immediately after that, cold war timeline (1945-1991) 1945: one of the major events take place known as the tet offensive.
The stand-off in ukraine has revived memories of the cold war, but for many under the age of 40 the events of that conflict now seem far off the us, uk and france were allied with the communist. December 31: on new year's eve all soviet institutions cease operations and the cold war ends with the collapse of the soviet union 1992 [ edit ] april 27: breakup of yugoslavia.
The whole experience was very embarrassing for the soviet union and was considered a win for the us and its allies this was very important to the cold war because in a cold war where there is no direct fighting, it is things like this that decide who wins and who loses this was a huge win for the us and put many countries on our side. This war was key to the idea of cold war because the us and soviets helped the opposing sides but didn’t have to wage hot war on each other they were always looking for ways to indirectly fight each other and this was one of the best examples.
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