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The beginning of the Cold War could be traced back to Churchill's use of the term "Iron Curtain", on 3 May 1946. This came to symbolise the beginning of the Cold War because i…t was the period marked by political tension and military rivalry, stopping just short of escalating into full-scale war, between the West as represented by the USA, and the East headed by the Soviet Union. However, the Cold War did not have an "official" start date with a single day in mind. Some historians feel it began at the end of World War II, in late 1945, when Josef Stalin of the USSR refused to let the Eastern European nations go after the war. The US, Britain and France demanded the nations be allowed to chose their own types of government. Stalin was not going to let that happen, and his actions escalated the arms race of the Cold War. The Cold War could really only truly be seen to have ended with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of the two Germanys - one symbolising the East and the other symbolising the West - in 1990. Shortly after this, many Russian states began to break free, seeking independence from Russia.
It was mainly because the existence of nuclear weapons. That was why the conflict stayed a 'cold war'; both sides tried to undermine and destroy each other, but they dared not… let it go to actual fighting - that would have destroyed them. So they would compete in almost everything By AD9410(henry111)
One of the reasons that the cold war started was nuclear weapons. When two countries both have that much destructive power, they begin to wonder if they trust that sort of pow…er in the other country's hands. Ideological differences were another big reason... the US hated Communism, and the USSR hated Capitalism. Both sides wanted to spread their form of government to other countries, so there was a lot of tension there. I think there was also personal dislike between world leaders, and that is how it began.
The cold war, an ideological conflict between Communist and non-Communist countries, started after World War II (1939-45) when the Allies (United States, Britain, France, …and the Soviet Union) disagreed over how to govern occupied Germany. Although the Soviet Union and the Western Allies were supposed to rule Germany jointly, the arrangement was beset by the spread of communism. During the war Soviet leaders had joined the United States and Western European countries to fight the Germans, but the Soviets supported communism, a political and economic system that they believed had to combat and overtake capitalism, which was practiced elsewhere in the Western world. By 1947 the United States had formulated policy to prevent the Soviet Union from exporting communism to other countries.
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The Cold War (1945-1991) began in Berlin,Germany just when the Berlin Airlift began. The Cold War ended in Moscow,Russia when President Gorbachev declared Russia a free coun…try.
Arising out of important political, economic, and moral differencesbetween the Soviet Union and the United States (and other nationsassociated with each), the Cold War's preci…se beginning isdiversely identifiable. It may be seen as occurring at some pointduring World War II itself, in the first several years after WorldWar II, or even as late as the 1950s, with the first 'proxy'military conflicts erupting around the world. Its ending isgenerally agreed to have occurred in 1991 with the 'fall' of theSoviet Union.
When the first nuclear weapons were detonated in August 1945, the cold war began. Atomic weapons created the cold war. Without atomic weapons there would have …been NO cold war.
The Cold War began as World War II was ending. American leaders saw the power and ambitions of the Soviet Union as a threat to our national security. The Cold War was a …war of words and ideologies rather than a shooting war, although at times the Cold War turned “hot” as in Korea and Vietnam. Basically, the Cold War was a rivalry between the United States as leader of the western democracies, and the Soviet Union and the nations that were controlled by the communists. There is a good case for the location of the start of the Cold War in the Eastern European nations that the Soviet Army "liberated" from the Nazi Army and then failed to allow free elections, as promised by Stalin at Yalta. Also, when Germany was divided into four zones following the war, the Soviet Union refused to unite its zone with the other three resulting in the creation of East Germany (communist) and West Germany (democratic).
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The cold war was a period of tension between the two major world nations (U.S. and the Soviet Union) each wanting to dominate the world scene and each having enough nuclea…r weapons to utterly destroy the other. Since a war between them would result in mutually assured destruction they would not engage in actual combat, a "hot war," thus this Mexican standoff or "cold war" was the result. The cold war is defined to have begun in 1947. The term 'cold war' was coined by futuristic writer George Orwell.