Cold War

Definition

A state of political tension and military rivalry between the USSR and the USA that did not involve direct military actions but instead, in the case of the USSR, to achieve a domination of communism, and in the case of the USA, to stop the domination of communism, primarily through economic and political actions.

Time

It began after the end of the World War II in 1945, mainly represented by the division of post-war Germany and the building of the Berlin Wall. It had its climax in 1962 with the missile crisis in Cuba. Finally it ended with the fall of the USSR in 1991.

Space

The main places that saw the Cold War were: Korea, with the Korean War and its division; Turkey and Cuba, with the missile crisis in Pig Bay; China, with the proletarian revolution, the rising of Mao and the communist regime; Vietnam, with the Vietnam War; Africa, Germany, and the Space.

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