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    Please provide an overview of the Cold War?

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    The first thing to remember is that the Cold War was obviously called that because no active war between Communist Russia and Western capitalists ever existed. They came pretty close, by supplying sides of countries in wars of their own (something Eisenhower liked to call "Containment Policy"), and by threatening each other constantly (Cuban Missile Crisis, anyone?), but never did the two actually fight a war directly. That means in the background section, ...

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    The basics behind the Cold War conflict are touched on, with an invitation to continue in further postings.