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What started the Cold War?

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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.

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