The Cold War
What Was Our Relationship With The Soviet Union?
What Was The Cold War?
"The Cold War is the name given to the relationship that developed primarily between the USA and the Soviet Union after World War Two. The Cold War was to dominate international affairs for decades and many major crises occurred - the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Hungary, and the Berlin Wall being just some. For many, the growth in weapons of mass destruction was the most worrying issue" (historylearningsite.co).
This war was unlike others because the US and the Soviet Union never fought directly. The Cold War took place from 1950-1991.
There are few similarities when comparing the Cold War to wars today. This is because the Cold War wasn't much of a war at all, here are some similarities. The Cold War is the same as wars today because wars still often start as two countries fighting, and then getting more people involved. Also there is still the treat of wars ending in nuclear disaster. Still sometimes people use spies to figure out when someone will, or might attack. And lastly most wars have leftovers, as in planes or inventions that came from the outcome of wars.
The Cold War is different from wars today in many ways. For example the Cold War is different from wars today because the Cold War didn't involve direct combat, while most wars today are almost always just direct combat. During the Cold War they used spies, nasty posters to get people to turn against the Soviet Union, among other things. Also there aren't many wars when wartime allies turned on each other directly after the war in which they were allies. When these days we just start fighting, not spending time turning the people against whoever we are at war with.