Following theCold War,Russiacut military spending dramatically, but the adjustment was wrenching, as the military-industrial sector had previously employed one of every five Soviet adultsand its dismantling left hundreds of millions throughout the former Soviet Union unemployed.After Russia embarked on capitalist economic reforms in the 1990s, it suffereda financial crisisand a recession more severe than the United States andGermanyhad experienced during theGreat Depression.Russian living standards have worsened overall in the postâ€“Cold War years, although the economy has resumed growth since 1999.
The legacy of the Cold War continues to influence world affairs.[After thedissolution of the Soviet Union, the postâ€“Cold War world is widely considered asunipolar, with the United States the sole remaining superpower.The Cold War defined the political role of the United States in the postâ€“World WarII world: by 1989 the United States held military alliances with 50countries, and had 1.5million troops posted abroad in 117countries.The Cold War also institutionalized a global commitment to huge, permanent peacetimemilitary-industrial complexesand large-scalemilitary funding of science.
Military expenditures by the US during the Cold War years were estimated to have been $8trillion, while nearly 100,000Americans lost their lives in theKorean WarandVietnam War.Although the loss of life among Soviet soldiers is difficult to estimate, as a share of their gross national product the financial cost for the Soviet Union was far higher than that of the United States.
In addition to the loss of life by uniformed soldiers, millions died in the superpowers'proxy warsaround the globe, most notably inSoutheast Asia.Most of the proxy wars and subsidies for local conflicts ended along with the Cold War; the incidence of interstate wars, ethnic wars, revolutionary wars, as well as refugee and displaced persons crises has declined sharply in the postâ€“Cold War years.
The legacy of Cold War conflict, however, is not always easily erased, as many of the economic and social tensions that were exploited to fuel Cold War competition in parts of the Third World remain acute.The breakdown of state control in a number of areas formerly ruled by Communist governments has produced new civil and ethnic conflicts, particularly in the formerYugoslavia.In Eastern Europe, the end of the Cold War has ushered in an era of economic growth and a large increase in the number ofliberal democracies, while in other parts of the world, such asAfghanistan, independence was accompanied bystate failure.
NATO, military blocs and the Warsaw Pact were short term effects of the cold war. It led to conflicts such as the Vietnam War.
The term effects of the Cold War is the Americans and Russians are scared to launch their nuclear missiles at each other.
it has nothing impact...
Military spending was drastically cut as a side effect of the cold War. World affairs are still influenced today from the Cold War.
It helped countries to be armed well.
it has nothing impact...
Korean and Vietnam Wars.
The NATO , Warsaw pact, Korean and Vietnam war
the long TERM effect was the CoLd WaR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The cold war
They were both "hot battles" of the cold war (against communism).
everyone caught aids.
the berliin wall came down
More money spent on National Defense.
Cold war; upping the ante.
Building weapons (keeping up with the Jones's).
The Cold War had the potential to severely impact the earth through the effects of expolding hundreds of nuclear weapons if it ever became a hot war. But as the Cold War did not result in a nuclear confrontation, it had esseentially no impact on the earth.
Well, yes, we and the USSR were basically the only real country's in the war. However the cold war never really was a literal war. However the Korean War and the Vietnam War were effects of the Cold War, Also the Cuban Missile Crisis was as well.
A high employment in the Defense Industry.
The main one has been the terror of the cold war and all the side effects from that terror.
The Cold War had a major impact on economics. One significant effect was the weakening of the economy of the Soviet Union which led to its eventual collapse. The Cold War had the opposite effect on the US as its industrial sector strengthened and it became a superpower.
Communist containment was the Cold War. The long term effects were MILITARY advancements, to include the computer which you are using now.
During the Cold War the effect of colonialism was very apparent in Africa. Many nations shifted towards communist like governments.