Why the Cold war lasted so long

Some reasons why the cold war lasted about 45 years

Q: What was the Cold war?

A: A state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular.

United Nations - Countries, Nations fighting working together to fight off the axis power.


It takes a long time to come up with an decision and countries argued on multiple things.

Douglas MacArthur - General who commanded the Southwest Pacific in World War II and


War in the pacific lasted about 6 years.

Brinkmanship - Gain an advantageous negotiation position over parties.


Negotiations can take various time to come to an product.

The Great leap forward - Mao’s attempt to modernize China’s economy.


The plan was to last 5 years. Developing agriculture can take decades.

Cultural Revolution - Mao Zedong made the Cultural Revolution. This was in order to reassert his authority over the Chinese government.


Although things moved and escalated quickly, many things came to change such as shutting down the school system.

38th parallel - Line dividing North and South Korea.


War before considering this line took some decent time. North Korea almost diminished, but help from China prevented this.