What was the first conflict of the Cold War?
The first conflict of the Cold War was the Greek Civil War which began in 1944 following the German withdrawal from Greece. Pro-Western Greeks and Communist Greeks struggled for control of the country and were still fighting when the Cold War began.
No nation dropped an atomic weapon during the cold war. The cold war is not the same as World War 2. Two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan by the US at the end of World War 2. The cold war is called 'cold' because it was not an actual armed conflict. It was a period marked by a conflict of ideologies, propaganda and fear.
Let's make this clear, the Cold War was the United States of American verses the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics. There was no part of the Cold War where American and Soviet forces engaged each other in open warfare. The first conflict of the Cold War era where the USA was trying to limit the USSR's communist expansion was the Korean War. The belligerents were The United States of America, South Korea vs. North Korea.
None as such. The term Cold War indicates a period of conflict that didn't, at least in theory, have any fighting at all only political conflict. If there had been any actual fighting by the protagonists of the cold war then it would have become a hot war. There were many small wars during the cold war, some at least inspired by or engineered because of cold war political manoeuvrings .
No. The cold war was a longer-term conflict than the Korean War. The Cold War refers to long-term conflict and competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. While the two superpowers did not typically engage in direct battles, there were a number of wars/armed conflicts where the two superpowers supported opposing sides. The Korean War is an example of one such conflict, where the Soviet Union supported North Korea and the United States…
With the exception of the Korean War, there were no major physical conflicts of the Cold War. The "War" was actually a political stalemate and an arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. There was evident paranoia in both countries of nuclear warfare, but it never amounted to anything but the instillation of fear in the public.