The Cold War Two Superpowers During The Cold War

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The cold war was never a good idea. There was no point point to the whole issue as no one gained anything from the proxy wars. There were a lot of things happening during the Cold War that could have been evaded.

The Cold War had two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, went head to head with each other. The Soviet Union was trying to influence the spread the idea of Communism to other countries like Korea and Vietnam. The United States opposed communism and attempted to contain it before the Soviet Union had too many countries converting to communism. During this war the two countries never directly fought each other with the risk of a nuclear war breaking out between them. With both superpowers having nuclear bombs, the
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The Warsaw Pact was a Pact apart of an alliance with the Soviet Union and other European Countries with a military and political pact. . The pact existed so that if one country was attacked another would defend them. The countries involved were albania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, German democratic republic, Hungary, and Bulgaria. NATO was the complete opposite and they were an effort to make sure noncommunist countries didn’t get attacked by communist countries. In NATO you vowed to not become communist and could only remain in it if you stayed that way. The countries involved were Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. The non-aligned countries were not involved in either side and tried to remain peaceful and uninvolved. Those countries were Afghanistan, Algeria, Yemen, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yugoslavia. The negative impacts of this was with these countries involved, some had become communist through the Cold War. The opposing forces went head to head as the rest of the world remained …show more content…
The Korean War started all because Korea wanted a new government but were torn in what type of government they wanted. Korea was split into two parts. North Korea which was communist and South Korea which demographic. The United States and the Soviet Union were struggling to take control of Korea. There was a whole war between the north and the south to decide which side was going to take control of Korea. In the end, they were back where they started. The sides had the same territory they started with and that was that. Then, there was the Vietnam War. North Vietnam was the Soviet territory and the south was the United State’s territory. They battled for the territory and the United States eventually had to retreat since the Soviets were more powerful than expected. There was a lack of resources and too many were dead. South Vietnam became communist after all their efforts not to. Then, Cambodia was invaded and taken over by communists. This solved nothing and only turned Vietnam communist and killed millions. It also did absolutely nothing to Korea, but have thousands die. The negative impacts from both of these wars involved a lot of lives lost due to a problem that was not fixed and in some cases made

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