The Cold War Between The United States And The Soviet Union Essay

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“Mankind must put an end to war, or war would put an end to mankind.” ­ John F. Kennedy1
In the aftermath of World War II, European political geography was greatly split to set boundaries for ideological differences. With this came the fall of Germany, which created an area that became occupied by four separate countries: France, the United Kingdom, the United States (USA), and the recently formed Soviet Union (USSR). However, along with the allied occupation of German territory, the city of Berlin was also divided into four sections between each nation. As another result of the war, the democratic states created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, in order to prevent any further expansion of communism. The communist­powers, in response, formed the Warsaw Pact as a defense to their national beliefs and opinions. The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union saw an increasing importance between the two organizations of NATO and the Warsaw Pact as the global community was split due to ideological beliefs.
The twentieth century quickly became the era of worldwide communication, where distant peoples were able to interact for the first time in history. However, with this came globalized conflict that further evolved into advanced wars never seen before in civilization. Much of Europe and Asia became a breeding­ground for rebellions and political differences, while the Americas were practicing severe isolationism and Africa was working internally with…

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