Essay about The Cold War And The Soviet Union

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After World War II it was believed there were two nations that came out decisively as the far more superior out of any other nation that participated in the war. Both the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be the two nations that would eventually become the leaders in politics, military, and technological advances among any other nation around the world. Although the two nations were allies and fought together against the Axis powers during World War II, they would become rivals in every aspect that this period of history would become known as the Cold War. The Cold War would dominate international relations during a 45 year period that was characterized by high tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. During this time, both the United States and the Soviet Union would chase each other to be the more superior, and no other areas of interest were far more concentrated on than that of technology and military power. The United States and the Soviet Union were two countries that were versatile in accomplishing their objectives and striving to do what is best for their respective countries, with the United States wanting also what is good for their people. However, the difference is that how they went about achieving their goals through government ideals. The two nations had two different forms of governments, with the United States being a Republic or Democracy and the Soviet Union being ruled through Communism. The United States is a free…

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