The Cold War was a post-1945 struggle primarily between the United States and the Soviet Union. Direct military conflict never really occurred between the two superpowers, but many economic and political struggles emerged. These struggles led to mutual suspicion and hostility between the two.
After almost a century of friendship, the Americans and Russians became enemies when the Communists seized power and established the Soviet Union. The United States intervened in the Soviet Union, sending
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The Cold War supposedly ended in the early '90s during the Reagan Administration. Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan agreed to cut back both the superpowers’ presence in Europe. The two Germany's became one, the arms race was cut, and the East European nations elected non-communist governments. Although officially over, some still think there may be a silent Cold War raging on in secret.