The Cold War, although no fighting occurred, could be considered one of the scariest wars in history. It was a war mainly between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Two Super Powers continually antagonized each other with political actions involving espionage, arms build up, and economic aid. This war began soon after World War 2 and lasted almost a decade.
"The Cold War." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2015.
Summary: Through espionage, propaganda, arms build up, political movements, and economic aid to those effected the Soviet Union and The United States battled for a decade as the united states tried to limit the power that Union had over Eastern Europe. The alliance once held by the Soviet Union and United States quickly began to crumble after the USA began to intervene with the Soviet activity. As the Soviet Unions grip began to tighten on Eastern Europe the US made a policy attempting to prevent to the communist influence from spread to France, Italy, and Greece. …show more content…
This promised aid to countries that were threatened by the communist grip. Then later on that year the Marshall Plan provide billions of dollars to eliminate political instabilities that could allow a communist takeover. In 1948 the Soviet Union cut off all rail traffic to Berlin. The US and Britain responded by airlifting in supplies for 231 day until they reopened that railways. In 1949, in an attempt to stop everything that was happening the Us joined the NATO or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The was the United States’ first military alliance. To counter the US the Soviet Union made the Warsaw Pact, which was an alliance between them and the communist governments of Eastern