THE COLD WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION

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The Cold War was a struggle between the United States and its allies and the group of nations led by the Soviet Union. There was no military conflict that occurred between the two superpowers, but intense economic and diplomatic struggles happened. The war was fought with politics, economics, and propaganda rather than weapons, because both sides feared nuclear war. It started in the mid 40ís after WWII had left Europe in shambles and Russia and …

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…was the final symbol of the fall of communism in Europe. A little bit later the Warsaw Pact was abolished, and the last of the nuclear weapons were dispersed in the sea. The arms race was cut back, and ideological competition decreased as communism was discredited. President George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev officially ended the Cold War in 1991. Basically the end of the Cold War ended because the Soviet Union ceased to be a superpower.