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The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States was an outgrowth of World War II, and it lasted to the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991. It is known as “cold war” because there was no actual fighting between the two antagonists. Instead, they each supported allies who waged proxy wars on their behalf in Korea and Vietnam. The conflict was a struggle for global influence by the two superpowers in the postwar world. It played out in nuclear arsenal development, massive military build-ups, psychological warfare, propaganda campaigns, espionage, embargoes, and even in sports events and the Space Race.

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Cold War Index | Prelude: Yalta ConferencePostwar Problems Marshall PanIntensifying Differences | Emergence of the Cold WarConfrontationCausesDivision of Europe: Division of Germany | Venues: Eastern EuropeKoreaVietnam

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