Essay on The Cold War During World War II

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After World War II, Many powerful nations started to decline. Germany was defeated, France and Britain were in an economic decline and needed to start rebuilding. The United States and the Soviet Union both emerged as the world 's superpowers after World War II. Due to the fact that these nations dominated world politics at this time, they began to have conflicting ideas. After World War II both Soviet Union and the United States had mutual distrust leading to the cold war, which was a state of tension and hostility between the superpowers. This tension was a result of differences in political and economic ideas between the democratic, capitalism United States and the communist Soviet Union. It was called the “cold” war because there was no actual armed battle that occurred. Both superpowers competed to the journey to space, This is called the space race. Although the space race began in the late 1940’s during the cold war period between the United States and the Soviet Union, it continues to have a large impact on society today. The Cold War period not only involved increased tensions between The United States and the Soviet Union, but it led to an actual competition in space between the two superpowers. In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, a satellite into orbit around the Earth. Soon after, in 1958, congress established NASA, which is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to improve American space technology. After the arms race for missiles and…

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