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Cold War

The reason for the origin of the Cold War has been a contested issue. Why did the wartime (World War II) alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union turn into a phase of mutual suspicion and hostility? The interpretations are myriad. A few understand this phenomenon as the consequence of a misperception of political events, and for others it is understood as inevitable because after 1945 the emergence of the Soviet Union as a global power led to the emergence of a clash of ideology between two world hegemons. The war was “cold” because there was not a complete military war between the principal adversaries; nevertheless, the period was marked by ideological tension and proxy war situations. In order to understand the Cold ...

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