When the USA and USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist) came out of World War II, they were the two strongest countries in the world. Even though the two countries fought the Nazis together during WWII, the countries still had a lot of rivalry. Many people feared the two countrys Could start a majOr waR.
countries that are in nato during the cold war
Nato was formed on April 4, 1949, at Washington, D.C. The countries that are in nato :Belgium, iceland, Denmark, France, canada, Italy,NORWAY, Luxembourg, the NETHERLANDS , Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.
the warsaw pact
AT THE SAME TIME, THE SOVIET UNION CREATED A GROUP TOO, CALLED THE WARSAW PACT. THE COUNTRIES IN THE WARSAW PACT WERE SOVIET UNION,ROMANIA, HUNGARY, EAST GERMANY,BULGARIA,CZECHOSLOVAKIA, ALBANIA, AND POLAND.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The cuban missile crisis happened for 13 days. On October 1962 the USSR installed nuclear armed Soviet missiles on Cuba. On October 22, 1962, President Kennedy told americans in a TV ad that he would enact a naval blockade around Cuba. Both sides didn't want to attack one another so US promised not to invade and the USSR promised to remove the missiles.
The End Of The Soviet Union
the soviet union ended on December 25, 1991. one huge reason that the soviet union fell is because there were A LOT of economic troubles, and there were TROUBLE SUPPORTing the idea of COMMUNISM.