The Cold War 1946-1991

The Cold War emerged from the ashes of World War II. The United States and the United Soviet Socialist Republic had ended there relationship as allies. Distrust, fear, and tension dominated the interactions between these two countries for the next 45 years. The US wished to contain the spread of communism while the USSR wanted to spread it to its satellite nations. The US also feared that if allowed, communism would spread to developing countries around the world.

The White House
The Kremlin

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