Cold War Dbq

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Cold War Overview | Short Constructed Response The cold war lasted for about 45 years, starting in 1945 after the second World War, which involved an indirect conflict between the Soviet Union (Russia) and the United States of America. Both nations had different beliefs in regards to how a country should be run and managed (simply put). The United States was a capitalist country, and supported democracy and capitalism. The Soviet Union was a communist country, which supported communism. The United States initially implemented a policy called “containment,” its purpose to oppress and contain the spread of communism. This proved to be quite effective in most situations. With the amount of nuclear weapons available to the Soviet Union and
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