Many events throughout history have shaped history and the modern world as we see it today. The Cold War has shaped the modern world as we know it greatly and drastically. It has changed the way mamy see other countries and speak of them. The cold war may have lasted about half a century but the remnants still linger on.
The cold war was an event that occured after the second world war when the United States created the first weapon of mass destruction, the Atomic Bombs. The Soviet Union (Modern day Russia) wanted to be the dominant power of the world and at the time half of Europe was now a satellite or a puppet state of the Soviet Union. From 1955, the two superpowers (The United States and the Soviet Union) would have a stalemate until the Soviet Union’s collapse, in 1991. Many smaller events heated up the cold war such as; the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the event that was the closest causing war was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
Overall the Cold War should not be forgotten and should be a lesson to many that the world was so close to ending. Relations have improved, yet many of the weapon used for mass destruction are still in use, and hidden below the surface of the Earth, or in plain sight. An event like this should not happen again. - Brenden B.
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