The Cold War

Summary

The Cold War was an ongoing political rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies that developed after World War II. This hostility between the two superpowers was first given its name by George Orwell in an article published in 1945.

Introduction

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Steps (12)

Step 1: Introduction

Step 2: Context

Step 3: The Iron Curtain

Step 4: Divisions

Step 5: Influence Wars

Step 6: Wars in Asia

Step 7: The Suez Canal

Step 8: Elsewhere in the world

Step 9: Cuban Missile Crisis

Step 10: Vietnam War

Step 11: Soviet ascent

Step 12: The fall of the USSR

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