What main nations were fighting in the Cold War?
Cold War means NO FIGHTING. There was no war during the cold war, with the exceptions of the two "HOT BATTLES" of the cold war, the Korean War and Vietnam War. Actual war between the the USSR & the US never happened.
The main feature of the cold war was that it was NOT A WAR. There were no bombings, airplanes fighting airplanes in aerial combat, no warships fighting warships at sea. The cold war was a "Stand-off" between two sets of atomic weapon armed nations waiting for an excuse to start a war. Which is alot of words to say; so we simply called it a "cold war."
A war between nations that does not escalate to troops fighting one another is a 'cold' war. In the cold war, the Soviet Union and the United States were fighting each other by threatening with more powerful weapons, placing strong defensive troops on borders, and the diplomatic climate was 'cold' between the two.
The Cold War was refered to as "Cold" because a cold war means there is no fighting going on at all, but a "Hot" war is when there is fighting going on (Take WWII as an example for a hot war). But we got envolved with the war because our enemies were under a Communist Government and we were under a Democratic Government.
One of the main causes of the extent of World War I was the alliances in Europe at the time, which brought many nations who had no stake in the original conflict into the war. Another cause of World War I was imperialism, which caused tension between European nations who were fighting over land to colonize.
America and Russia, and the cold war was pretty much all a bluff. Russia said we are making a nuke. And then America said if you are building one we are building 10 and this just kinda escalated into the cold war. Neither country had nukes though. It was called the cold war because there was no gun fighting, infact it was fighting with words. A fake fight with words actually, because nothing either country…
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. Each side attemted to gain more control, political and economic, in areas of the other's domain or…
The two major players in the Cold War were the US and the Soviet Union. These two nations did not have battles or real wars during the Cold War years. Other conflicts among smaller communist nations, and a large one, China, were related to the Cold War. Wars in Korea and Vietnam can be considered wars with roots in the Cold War.
A cold war or cold warfare is a state of conflict between nations that does not involve direct military action but is pursued primarily through economic and political actions, propaganda, acts of espionage or proxy wars waged by surrogates. The surrogates are typically states that are "satellites" of the conflicting nations, i.e., nations allied to them or under their political influence. Opponents in a cold war will often provide economic or military aid, such as…
The cold war actually began in the last years of World War 2 as it slowly became clear to the western nations (especially the United States) that the postwar interests of the communist USSR would probably be in conflict with their interests (especially under Stalin). The main rival countries in the cold war were the US and the USSR.
The Allied nations had the BIG 3. They were Britain, The USA and the USSR. The leaders of these nations disagreed about the goals for the European nations after the war. Stalin insisted on keeping the nations he defeated in the war and they would be ruled by communist Russia. The western allies wanted all the nations to be allowed to be self ruling with democratic forms of government. This sparked a Cold War.