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Cold War (2467 words)
The Cold War was the open yet restricted struggle that developed after World War II between the United States and its allies and the Soviet Union and its bloc of satellite states.
The Cold War was waged by means of economic pressure, selective aid, diplomatic maneuver, propaganda, assassination, intimidation low-intensity military operations and full-scale proxy war from 1947 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The Cold War is usually considered to have occurred approximately from the end of the alliance between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the World War II until the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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It was at its peak in 1948–53 with the Berlin blockade and airlift, the formation of NATO, the victory of the communists in the Chinese civil war, and the Korean War.
From 1989 to 1991 the cold war came to an end with the opening of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of Communist party dictatorship in Eastern Europe, the reunification of Germany, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
Events included the Chernobyl accident in 1986, the Autumn of Nations (which includes the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989), the Soviet coup attempt of 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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