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The Cold war lasted from 1945 (after WWII) to 1991 (the fall of the Berlin wall). The Cold War was an ideological war between the two world superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, beginning after World War II. After the war, the United States and the Soviet Union held considerable power, and both soon rose to superpower status. The two became rivals through conflicting ideologies and mutual distrust and constantly competed for power. Both sides disagreed on many things, such as communism and nuclear arms.
The Soviet Union wanted to spread Communism in Eastern Europe and create a "buffer zone" of friendly governments as defense against any attacks, whether by the ...
This solution outlines the differing ideologies involved in the Cold War and how this may have led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.