What were the rival military alliances during the cold war?
The Rival Military Alliances were NATO (US help form) and the Warsaw Pact (USSR and its satellite nations)
At present Egypt does not have formal military alliances akin to NATO. However Egypt is privy to direct foreign military and sales primarily from the United States and Europe. Egypt as a majority Sunni country and thus has good relations with Saudi Arabia, another major player in the regional power structure. During the Cold War and Arab-Israeli conflicts Egypt received significant aid and assistance from the Soviet Union.
How the cold war ideology that crystallized after WWII changed wartime alliances that had existed during the war?
Technically, they would've been nonaligned, though many of these "nonaligned" countries actually were aligned; they just weren't formally part of NATO or the Warsaw Pact. "Third World" came about as a term for countries which were not members of the two major military alliances (NATO and the Warsaw Pact).
Yes they were rivals, especially during the cold war, but during the cold war Russia was part of the Soviet Union, it was the leading and by far the most dominant state, therefore it is correct to say that Russia itself rivaled the US. For the US it was important to rival Russia because if Russia invaded and took over Europe, US would find itself in a very bad situation.
Mobilizing the US Military Reserves/National Guard during the COLD WAR was considered a military threat. The Communist Superpowers may be inclined to mobilize their Reserves; then someone may "up the ante" on that move. The Cold War was called the "Cold War" for a reason; it was two or three countries with their fingers on the trigger, just waiting for an excuse to pull it! To fight the Vietnam War under "Cold War" conditions, it…
How did the cold war ideology that crystallized after the world war change war time alliances that existed during the war?
During the cold war the countries around the world were now trying to scavenge as much of Germany's technology left after world war 2. one experiment was actually about making a flying saucer war machine. another part of the cold war was the race to space. all countries tried to be the first in space.
Discounting the US Army Women's Army Corps (WAC's) and the US Navy's Women Allowed in the Navy for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), and Air Force/Marine Corps Women's units, which were all disbanded with the introduction of the new all volunteer military in 1975: The US Military averaged approximately 2 million men during the cold war, reaching 3.5 million men during the Vietnam War. After the Cold War & Vietnam; the all volunteer US Military has…