What were the causes and effects of the end of the cold war?
the berliin wall came down
The Cold War had many causes, the most important of which was the fear on the part of both sides that causing a "hot" war might lead to the destruction of everyone involved. Other causes include exhaustion from World War II and a commitment to working indirectly, not directly, to advance national causes and overcome enemies.
Only this one sentence is needed to describe or explain the cause of the cold war; no term paper, nor book is necessary to do the job: "The cold war was created by atomic weapons; it's affects were limited wars/and an arms race: translation; no more declared wars (declared wars=total wars=atomic weapons)."