The Cold War: Lessons Of The Cold War
Lessons of the Cold War
The Cold War, as defined by the Collins English Dictionary, is “a state of political hostility and military tension between two countries or power blocs, involving propaganda, subversion, threats, economic sanctions, and other measures short of open warfare, esp[ecially] that between the American and Soviet blocs after World War II.” This war, or lack there of, was the result of the United States and the USSR’s distrust of each others values, particularly communism versus democracy.
“In diplomatic terms there are three types of war.” (Trueman) A hot war, a warm war, and a cold war. A hot war, is a war in which there is actual fighting. A warm war, is where there is actual talk of fighting. And a cold war, which is…