• War and Military History
  • Cold War

What started the Cold War?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2011-05-26 18:46:53

Best Answer

It arose out of the clash of ideologies and interests of the two main winners of WW2 - the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. (and their allies in both cases). An important early incident that brought the tensions very close to the boil was the Soviet blockade of the three Western Sectors of Berlin, which started in June, 1948. Much to the suprise of Stalin, the West responded by flying in supplies. The Berlin Airlift continued till after the blockade was lifted in May, 1949.
The Cold War started when WWII was over, and the Soviet Union controled all of the countries that it freed during WWII. The U.S. was not in favor of this, especially scince the Soviet Union was communist. The U.S. spoke to them about this, and that is what started the Cold War. The Cold War was an arms race, a space race, and a spread of harsh words.

2011-05-26 18:46:53
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What started the Cold War?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

What begain the cold war?

Atomic weapons started the cold war in 1945.

Did Hitler get Germany out of the Cold War?

No, the Cold War started when Hitler was dead.

When did the cold war start ( what year )?

The Cold War started in 1947.

What was the time period of the cold war?

The Cold War started in 1945, and ended in 1991.

When did the post Cold War period start?

The cold war started in the mid 1940s

Did Igor Gouzenko start the Cold War?

Atomic Weapons started the cold war. Cold War means Stand-off.

What event started the downfall of the Cold War?

No one single event started the end of the Cold War. Rather it was a series of factors that combined.

When did the cold war happen?

the cold war started im may 1945 and it ended in 1991

Why Was the US responsible for the Cold War?

The US invented the "A-Bomb." That device started the cold war.

What did Lenin do in the cold war?

Lenin didn't do anything during the cold war. The Cold War started after WWII and Lenin died before that in 1924.

The period after the Korean war started the Cold war began in which decade?

The cold war commenced in 1945 when the A-Bomb detonated.

What was Hitler's invovment in the cold war?

Hitler did not have any involvement in the Cold War, he was dead by the time it started.

What was the date when the cold war started?

The Cold War had no specific start date, unlike, say, WWII, but it started almost as soon as WWII finished, in 1845.

Who was the winner of the Cold War?

The United States won the Cold War against the U.S.S.R. The Cold War lasted for 45 years and was started by the Soviet Union.

What two countries started the cold war?

Atomic weapons started the Cold War (US in 1945, USSR in 1949-dates in which the respective countries obtained the A-Bomb).

Who was the president when the Cold War started?

The Cold War started during the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Truman was America's 33rd President, serving from 1945 to 1953.

What happened when the war in the pacific ended?

To put it bluntly the cold war started

Who started the Cold War?

No individual or country started the Cold War.It was opposing political views between the East and West after the second world war.Both sides believed the other was bent on domination

Was the Cold War anything close to World War 2?

Yes. World War 2 ended in 1945, and the Cold War started in 1947-48.

Who was the Strategic backyard of the US during the cold war?

Latin America was the strategic backyard of the US during the Cold War. The Cold War started after World War II and lasted until 1991.

When did the CIA developed?

the CIA started in 1947 after the cold war

Why did the Cold War start and how did it develop over its first three decades?

The cold war started in 1945 after the World War II. The cold war was between Russia and some of the western countries. The existence of the nuclear weapons is what led to the development of the Cold war.

What was the Cold War and when did the Soviet Union break apart?

The Cold War started in 1945 and ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Fighting during the cold war actually started in which country?

It actually started in the Soviet Union

What did Joseph Stalin do during the Cold War?

Very little. Joseph Stalin died in 1953. The Cold War was barely started at the time. However, he was ruler during the Korean War, which was in the very begginning of the Cold War.