The First Cold War from 1947-1991 was a non-military, ideological confrontation between the Democratic West and the Communist dictatorships of the East. Leading this war were the United States and its respective allies on the one side and the Soviet Union and its satellites on the other.
The Cold War served to maintain peace between East and West for half a century and was not based on the widely publicized theory of a “balance of terror” but on “mutual mistrust”. This was the solid base of a…
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