The Cold War And The Soviet Union Essay

717 Words Nov 19th, 2015 3 Pages
At first glance, the Cold War suggests an atmosphere filled with nothing but armed conflict. However, the war between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. was particularly different from many wars ahead of its time. The Cold War spanned out through several decades as a result of the U.S. and the Soviet Union’s differing views on which type of government and economy should dominate the world. Thus, creating conflict between two of the world’s nuclear superpowers. Although the two conflicting nations had the means and resources to have direct confrontation, nothing of such transpired. Consequently resulting in an intense rivalry that amounted to capitalism over imperialism, and vice versa. The rivalry lead to a struggle of power alloyed with lack of physical contact. On the surface, this conflict creates the impression that the war was binary and coupled with only the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Despite the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. being at the core of the conflict, the Cold War is even best understood by the nations and the individuals that were caught in the cross fire. Because of the two nations’ competitive edge, many countries [specifically in Latin America] were affected economically and socially. Ultimately affecting their livelihoods and influence on the war for better or worse.
Oleg Daroussenkov, a member of the Communist Party Central Committee, said, Latin America was perceived as a distant continent that the U.S.S.R. had no interest in (CNN Cold War.) That was until, in the…

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