The Cold War & World War Two Ruby Olivares

Cold War

The Cold War started in 1947 (only two years after the end of World War Two) and ended in 1991. Although they were allies in World War Two, the Cold War was mostly fought between the United States and the Soviet Union. Although there wasn't much fighting and battles, 400 people died. For the most part, the Cold War was a good thing, because it stopped the spread of communism, new inventions were created, it started space travel, and forced America to have the first person on the moon.

World War Two

World War Two started on September 1, 1935 and ended on September 2, 1945. It started because Adolf Hitler, wanted to take control and kill all of the people the he thought weren't the 'perfect person'. The groups that he killed were Gypsies, LGBT people, mentally disabled people, physically disabled people, people that were mentally ill, people of color, and most of all, the Jews. It is estimated that he killed about 11 million people, and some he put in concentration camps. The two groups that fought in World War Two were the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allies (The United States, England, The Soviet Union, and France). The total death count of World War Two was over 60 million people in total.

Compare

The biggest similarity, is the fact that both of these wars were fought because they wanted power and control. Both of the wars wanted to spread their views on government, what people should be like, and how they should live their lives. Both wars were very tense because people were dying or people could have died. Also, the U.S.S.R and the United States fought in both wars.

Contrast

In these two wars, there are more differences than similarities. World War Two was bloody and tragic, and the Cold War was not all that sad. In World War Two, millions of people died, and but in the Cold War less than one thousand people's lives were taken. Also, the Cold War was significantly longer than World War Two. Unlike World War Two, the U.S.S.R and the United Stated were enemies in the Cold War instead of allies.

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Created with images by Archives New Zealand - "Peter McIntyre, Air raid at Monte Cassino, February 1944" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Apollo 12 Mission image - Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., Apollo 12 commander, using a 70mm handheld Haselblad camera" • Gigglekid - "bomber war aircraft"

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