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the named it the cold war because no shots were fired. it was between the Russians and the Americans. we and the Russians were threating each other with nukes but nothing was ever shot
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The Cold War is the term for the decades long conflict (not an all-out \nshooting war) between the Western Allies and the Communist Eastern Bloc \nNations (Soviet Union, China, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, \nYugoslavia, North Korea, North Vietnam). "Cold" means that the conflict \nnever grew to …a full confrontational war between East and West, but \nthere was plenty of "War" nevertheless, even if much of it was covert. \nThe Cold War began after WWII in Berlin when the Allies and Soviet \nUnion (the Soviets were part of the Allied Forces against Germany and \nJapan) held different sectors of Berlin. The Soviets were allowed to \ntake Berlin as their retribution against Hitler for the invasion of \nRussia after signing a non-aggression pact with Stalin, and had \nsustained significant casualties. Eventually, Josef Stalin began to \ncreate a barrier (which became the Berlin Wall) between East and West \nBerlin, which divided Germany into East and West for almost 50 years. Invasions\nand takeovers of other nations followed - Czechoslovakia, Poland, \nYugoslavia, Romania, etc. For many decades, once former Allies, the \nWestern powers and the Soviet Union became locked in an ideological war,\nmostly fought on clandestine and diplomatic terms (with the occasional \nhot spot flare-ups and crises). As both sides were armed with nuclear \nweapons that had ballistic capability, (due to Soviet spies involved in \nthe Manhattan Project and surrender of Nazi rocket engineers to both \nsides), tensions escalated to the point where both sides were on \nconstant nuclear alert. Allied war planning was centered on a massive \nSoviet armored invasion of West Germany from the East, as well as a \nstrategic nuclear response in the event of a Soviet strike on any Allied\nnation. The old WWII Allied and Russian Sectors of Berlin \nremained until the fall of the Berlin Wall, and were often used as \nexchange points for spies and others held by both sides. Also, \nit wasn't long after WWII that Mao Tse Tung's Communists overthrew the \ngovernment of WWII Western ally Chiang Kai-Shek, leading to the \nCommunist takeover of China. The government of Chiang fled to Taiwan, \nand is why Taiwan is still a political sticking point even 60 years \nlater as the U.S. has guaranteed protection to Taiwan over the objection\nof the Communist Chinese Government. This, along with the Communist \ntakeover of North Korea (and attempted takeover of the South) led to \nvirtually all of the Eastern Asian continent being under Communist rule.\nOther nations that fell to Communism later (Cuba, e.g.) were considered\nsatellite nations of the USSR. Other nations that didn't become \nCommunist nations (e.g., Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and other Arab countries) \nrelied heavily on Soviet weapons, technology and training to outfit \ntheir military units. The term "Cold War" is misleading - \nthough it never turned into a full out confrontation between East and \nWest being "hot", there were plenty of conflicts both covert (my old \ndomain) and public (Korea, Vietnam, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Bay \nof Pigs, Nicaragua, Grenada, etc.), over the years that made tensions \nanything but peaceful. The daily constant threat of global nuclear war \nwas a real possibility that we lived with. The Korean War and \nVietnam War have never officially been referred to as anything other \nthan "conflicts", maintaining the status quo that the East and West were\nnot officially at war with each other. The difference is that both \nsides knew a full confrontation between East and West would lead to \nNuclear War, neither side of which was willing to start. However, that \ndidn't mean that propaganda and regional conflicts weren't used to push \nthe ideological agendas of both sides. One good propaganda \nexample that many people have forgotten is how the United States got \ninvolved in the Persian Gulf to begin with - it's directly related to \nthe Cold War and the threat of Communist influence on the area. In 1983,\nthe Kuwaiti government, whose oil tankers had been constantly harassed \nby Iranian militants from several oil platforms in the Gulf, formally \nasked the United States government for permission to re-flag their \ntankers under the U.S. flag (ships often fly under different flags of \nnations they're not from for differing reasons). Doing so instantly \nguaranteed them protection under the U.S. Navy. The choice at the time \nwas a simple one - Kuwait had made it clear that if the United States or\nNATO had refused, they were going to ask the Soviets for protection. I \nstill remember Reagan's speech to the nation on the matter - "If we \ndon't do it, the Soviets will". Giving the Communists regional control \nof one of our most strategic necessities (most Americans have no clue \njust how vulnerable the U.S. is, and dependent on strategic materials we\ndon't have) was not an option. The beginning of the end of the\nCold War began with the Polish Solidarity Union strike against the \nPolish Government. The Soviets had already extended themselves \nmilitarily in their controlled countries to maintain control and limit \ndissent, which was a huge drain on their national budget. The Soviets \nbegan having to withdraw their forces back to Russian territories. Once \nthat began, dictators no longer had the protection they once had, and \nonce Communist governments began to fall. Reagan's proposed abrogation \nof the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (which was required prior to \nhis Ballistic Missile Defense Program initiation) was the budget straw \nthat broke that Soviet's military back. Afghanistan had proven \nto be a long and costly war that resulted in nothing, and a huge debt. \nThe U.S. and the other Western Allies had the capital to fund the BMD \nprogram, and this led to then Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev's \nwillingness to finally do serious negotiations with Reagan on removing \nand reducing huge numbers of nuclear weapons which had fueled tensions \nfor decades. In the end, as Gorbachev's policies loosened the Communist \nhold over Russia and its territories, the Communist Party lost power for\ngood. It wasn't long after that the Strategic Air Command bomber crews,\nwhich had been on round-the-clock ready alert in case of a first-strike\nSoviet launch for decades, were ordered to stand down. Having \nbeen in the thick of the dicier operations of the Cold War, I and others\ncan honestly say that we never believed we'd see the end of the Cold \nWar or the fall of the Soviet Union in our lifetime, let alone the \nre-unification of Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall. It's a sad \nnote that the recent anniversary of the Wall coming down didn't get much\nattention - so many people tried to cross the Wall over the decades. \nMost were killed or captured and imprisoned, though some made it through\nsheer daring. Tunnels, hang gliders, balloons, etc., were used in \nattempts. The constant threat of Nuclear War was both \ncomforting and terrifying at the same time. Terrifying for obvious \nreasons, but during the Cold War everyone knew who was the enemy - today\nit could be anyone. As an example of life when I was a kid in the 60's,\nI still remember "Duck & Cover" drills, and the weekly test of the \nAir Raid Siren at my school. DC drills, like so much other public \npropaganda then, were psychological of course. Hiding under a desk to \nprotect yourself from the big bad bomb? Not likely to do much but keep \nyou from seeing the flash. ( Full Answer )
Answer . The extremely short version of the answer to your question is this:\n. \nThe Cold War was the struggle between the United States and Russia that began at the end of WWII and ended with the fall of the USSR in 1991. The Cold War was neither particularly "cold" nor was it a "war" fought …on a traditional battlefield. Instead, it was a war fought by proxy, most notably in Vietnam. ( Full Answer )
A nonviolent state of hostility between two places. A nonviolent state of hostility between two places
The Cold War is named so because there was no direct conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union (the two superpowers at the time)
The Cold War didn't take place anywhere. It's refering to the relationship of Russia and The U.S. at the time after World War 2. It was close to war after The Cuban Missile Crises. Russia had placed nukes in Cuba. With them being so close, they could have hit most cities in the U.S. Fortunatley, bot…h sides realized it would be total annihaltion for all if one fired a nuke at the other. It would have continued until we were all dead. ( Full Answer )
there was a cold war because there was tension and the allies broke off their alliance in ww2
Cold war was a war of threats, politics between democratic west and communist east. It was caused by the end of WWII with the emergence of two super powers America and the USSR, and their opposing ideologies. It was called a cold war because there were no occasions of direct armed conflict between t…he super powers. ( Full Answer )
Not in the physical sence. Diplomatic relations might have been described as 'Frosty' between the Soviets & the rest of Europe and the US. Quite why this came about is difficult to understand. The Russian behaviour at the cessation of European hostilities in 1945 is, to me, incomprehensible. Their t…reatment of their so called Allies, principally the US & Britain, was unfriendly, and that puts it mildly in the extreme. Is anyone out there going to justify Soviet post war diplomatic policy ? ( Full Answer )
The meaning of Cold in Cold War is simply that they call it the cold war because there was no fighting between the U.S's military and the Soviet millitary. Sometimes people will ask, "what if the cold war had turned hot?" that simply means "What would have happend if the U.S. and the U.S.S.R had act…ually fought each other?' ( Full Answer )
It is called the cold war as there was no actual 'war' just a period of extremely bad diplomatic relations between the USA and Russia. It involved the Space race and the famous speech from JFK of: 'We will do this not because it is easy, but because it is hard'
After World War Two there was distrust between communist Russia and capitalist America. This led to nearly 50 years of competition and conflict between these two superpowers, called the cold war. It is called the cold war because America and Russia didn't really fight or go to war with each other. I…nstead they competed by spending large amounts of money on weapons, a space race and propaganda. ( Full Answer )
The Cold War was called "cold" not for literal reasons, but for figurative reasons. No battles occurred that ended up in bloodshed; the conflict never got "hot", a military term for weapons and troops being armed for battle.
Because the Cold War was mostly just an arms race between America/Democracy and Russia/Communism. With the noteworthy exception of the Korean War, there was no actual fighting with America and Russia. The war was mostly just a race to show the world which system of government was most powerful, ergo… there it wasn't a war where people fought and died, a hot war. It got its name because the war never escalated into a direct conflict between the U.S. and the USSR. The entire "war" was fought through indirect struggles to spread or oppose communism. ( Full Answer )
Mostly in Germany. The places involved in it are as listed:France, USSR, USA, England./the four sectors. The USSR and the USA played the major roles in this war. Answer The Cold War lasted from 1945 to 1989, and it was carried out in many other places besides Germany. With regard to Germany, afte…r World War 2 the Soviets closed the roads to West Berlin and attempted to force the Western powers out, but US and British aircraft supplied West Berlin entirely by air. When the Soviets attempted to make the US and British planes crash by jamming their radios, a French demolition team blew up the Soviet radio towers. Afterwards the Cold War in Germany, then divided into East Germany and West Germany, was mostly fought with spies and through the media. The news in Eastern Europe was state controlled, but the West responded with Radio Free Europe. To answer the question, the Cold War was fought just about everywhere. It was fought with real warfare in Korea, Vietnam, Malaya, Afghanistan, Angola, Cuba, Nicaragua, and many other countries. It was fought in underground missile bases which never launched but stood ready to do so on a 24-7 basis. It was was fought underwater in submarines racing to be the first to the North Pole. It was fought with all manner of sophisticated technology, including "surveillance" ships, "reconnaissance" planes, and satellites. The Space Race, in which the Soviet Union initially took the lead, was one of the more visible but less appreciated aspects of the Cold War as both sides attempted to upstage each other with the power of their rockets. It was fought with angry words at the United Nations. And it was fought with gentler words as both sides attempted to sway the Third World countries toward their respective ideologies. Although the Cold War did not turn into another world war, there was very little that was not affected by it in some way. ( Full Answer )
The Cold War stayed "cold" due to both the fear and nuclear power residing in each country. If the United States and the Soviets began an artillery based war it would eventually lead to a nuclear war; an event that could have potentially killed millions of people residing in both the United States a…nd Russia. ( Full Answer )
A war between nations that does not escalate to troops fighting one another is a 'cold' war. In the cold war, the Soviet Union and the United States were fighting each other by threatening with more powerful weapons, placing strong defensive troops on borders, and the diplomatic climate was 'cold' b…etween the two. ( Full Answer )
bc it really was just a stare down usa and russia both had rockets pointed at each other. it wasnt a heated battle. russia had rockets on cuba pointed at usa and with cuba that close we sighned a treaty.
The Cold War is the name of the many conflicts and international disputes that took place in the latter half of the 20th century. The Cold War includes the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, the Six Day War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Iranian Embassy Siege, the Korean War, and the Cuban M…issile Crisis. The Cold War was mainly between the United States and the Soviet Union, who both had large stocks of nuclear weapons. The Cold War dissolved around 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. ( Full Answer )
The cold war was a (mostly) non-combat war between the super powers and their coalitions: the USSR and the US, and perhaps China. This is a factor applying to a historical periods between the late 1940's and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.. Terrorism is a tactical modality or means of fighting…. The term itself is free of aganda or the causes of warfare.. There is no comparison between the two terms as they are unrelated. ( Full Answer )
The cold war was started right after WW2. It started when the American Government wanted russia to get rid of its nuclear arms. So each country was racing to produce nuclear missiles. It ended in the Kennedy Administration
The cold war FORCED the US and the Soviets/Red Chinese to manufacture better weapons, vehicles, warships, aircraft, and the exploration of outer space; the US landed a man on the moon in 1969! The cold war kept the tensions between Russia and the United Statesgoing. The cold war was a war of fear an…d intimidation based on thefear of what the other side would do. Both sides postured toprevent the other one from launching a nuclear attack. ( Full Answer )
The Cold War was between Democracy, aka the Free World (US, Great Britain, France, and other Free World nations) and Communism (USSR, People's Republic of China, and other Communist nations). The Cold War was not simply a shouting match with no real casualties between the US and USSR, as some on t…his web site have claimed. It was a global conflict in which millions were killed on four out of the seven continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, South America). The Greek Civil War, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Soviet-Afghan War, and many other wars were episodes of the Cold War. ( Full Answer )
At the end of World War II, English author and journalist George Orwellused cold war , as a general term, in his essay "You and the Atomic Bomb", published October 19, 1945, in the British newspaper Tribune . Contemplating a world living in the shadow of the threat of nuclear warfare, Orwell wrote…:. "For forty or fifty years past, Mr. H. G. Wells and others have been warning us that man is in danger of destroying himself with his own weapons, leaving the ants or some other gregarious species to take over. Anyone who has seen the ruined cities of Germany will find this notion at least thinkable. Nevertheless, looking at the world as a whole, the drift for many decades has been not towards anarchy but towards the reimposition of slavery. We may be heading not for general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity. James Burnham's theory has been much discussed, but few people have yet considered its ideological implications-that is, the kind of world-view, the kind of beliefs, and the social structure that would probably prevail in a state which was at once unconquerable and in a permanent state of "cold war" with its neighbors."  . In The Observer of March 10, 1946, Orwell wrote that "[a]fter the Moscow conference last December, Russia began to make a 'cold war' on Britain and the British Empire."  The first use of the term to describe the post-World War II geopoliticaltensions between the USSR and its satellites and the United States and its western European allies is attributed to Bernard Baruch, an American financier and presidential advisor.  In South Carolina, on April 16, 1947, he delivered a speech (by journalist Herbert Bayard Swope)  saying, "Let us not be deceived: we are today in the midst of a cold war."  Newspaper reporter-columnist Walter Lippmann gave the term wide currency, with the book The Cold War ; when asked in 1947 about the source of the term, he referred it to a French term from the 1930s, la guerre froide .  ( Full Answer )
It was a tense war where the two superpowers (US and SU) had cold relations towards each other. There was no fighting (directly) between the two states, so it was not a hot war; but a cold one. The name 'cold war' was first mentioned in a book of George Orwell. For more information please see wikip…edia. ( Full Answer )
The cold war started in 1946, maybe late 1945, when it became clear the the USSR was not planning to remove its troops from the areas of Europe that it had moved into during the world war II. It ended in 1991 when the Soviet Union broke up.
Answer: The Cold War was an ideological war between the Soviet Union and the United States. The Cold War was stated to start after WW2 (1946) and ended from the collapse of the Berlin Wall (1990). (During the Cold War the Korean and Vietnam war occured as well as the Cuban Missile Crisis). - K2
Looking back on history, anyone learning about nuclear weapons in WWII would have seen it coming. President Roosevelt decided to develop the Manhattan Project, a project to produce an atomic bomb. The thought was that if the US didn't, Germany would. As allies with the US, the Soviet Union had spies… in America, and it is thought that Stalin knew about the top-secret project before President Truman did. After World War II, the Soviet Union unveiled that they had nuclear weapons. Thus tension grew between the two countries, having radically different ideologies. The US believed in democracy and capitalism, while the USSR was radically communist. Although no nuclear weapons were ever launched at the opposing country, the Cold War was the closest the world ever came to total annihilation. ( Full Answer )
Because no bullets were fired. . Actually plenty of bullets and other weapons were fired, just not directly between US and USSR forces. Remember the Korean and Vietnam wars? But no nuclear weapons were fired in combat by anybody.
1980 hockey game in lake placid . 1972 olympic bball game . Ping Pong politics
The Cold War was refered to as "Cold" because a cold war means there is no fighting going on at all, but a "Hot" war is when there is fighting going on (Take WWII as an example for a hot war). But we got envolved with the war because our enemies were under a Communist Government and we were under a …Democratic Government. ( Full Answer )
The "Cold War," refers to the "war" between the United States and Russia. China could also be included in the definition. The Cold War was a non-combat "war." The Cold War, as noted, existed because of differing political ideologies between the two powers. Basically, it was the Western Ideals of dem…ocracy against the Eastern communists. Political, social, economic and military spending and development "battles" were fought between the parties. There was little political discourse, economic sanctions existed to try and isolate the Soviets, social implications, especially in the early 1950s, caused the great "commie hunt" in the United States, mainly led by Senator Joesph McCarthy. The "war" was a chess match between the two powers especially in the development of perspective military and nuclear capability. Ronald Regan broke the Soviets and the Eastern Bloc by basically bankrupting their capability to maintain military and nuclear parity. The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), or star Wars, was the planned weapons system the Soviets feared the most. Although SDI was a paper tiger and not a viable system, the Soviets never knew it. Communism just could not keep up with any free market capitalist system in the world at that time. The Afghan War also took its toll on Soviet coffers and its military. In 1989, a series of radical political changes occurred in the Eastern Bloc, associated with the liberalization of the Eastern Bloc's authoritarian systems and the erosion of political power in the pro-Soviet governments in nearby Poland and Hungary. After several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced on 9 November 1989 that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West BerlinThe end of institutional communism in Europe ended in 1989 as the Berlin Wall fell and the communist system disintegrated. ( Full Answer )
Two separate things. The cold war was a state of mistrust and intense spying between the US and the USSR, and to a lesser extent, China. no it is not, The cold war was between Russia and America, The civil war is Northern America vs Southern America
The Cold War was a governmental dispute between the USSR, several satelite states, and even the USA.
If you're referring to Sonar personnel such as myself, Sonar on most Fast-Attacks comprised of a division of about 12-15 Submarine Sonar Techs (STS). All Sonarmen were minimum 6 year enlistees, as Basic Sonar and Advanced Sonar typically took around 18 months from Boot Camp to their first afloat com…mand. That included BT, Submarined School, Basic Sonar, Basic Electricity/Electronics, and Advanced Sonar Maintenance. A Sonarman's desired career path generally chooses which systems he'll train on for advanced training since FBM and Fast-Attacks typically have different systems, and they have different missions. For a true Sonar career, a Fast-Attack is the only real choice. Sonar watch comprises several crewmembers, who are overseen by a Sonar Supervisor. The Sonar Sup is typically a 2nd or 1st class STS, and has been through advanced acoustic and sonar training, as well as having been a veteran of key deployments. Aside from the Contro Room personnel, the Sonar Supervisor is considered one of the most important underway submerged positions on the boat, being responsible for reporting the acoustic tactical situation to Control. Under normal watch, Sonar was comprised of the Supervisor, Passive Operator (primary) Passive/Active Operator (normally run in secondary Passive on the Active console), Narrowband and Auxiliary systems Operators. Watch was rotated between personnel so ears remained fresh, and most importantly for coffee runs. For Battle Stations or Tracking Parties (key targets), typically senior Sonarmen were assigned to the main consoles in Sonar, while others were assigned to Damage Control duties. I was the Primary Passive Sonar Stack operator during Battle Stations on my boat for about 2 years, the key operator for the boat. "Hot Seat" doesn't even come close to a description during those days. If you're referring to Sonar equipment, the Sturgeon class and its variants were initially outfitted with the BQS-11/12/13 Series Sonar suite and BQR-7 as its primary sonar systems. After upgrades, all boats were eventually outfitted with the BQQ-5 Sonar Suite, which was an Analog/Digital hybrid of the original BQS-13 system. The other significant upgrade was a retractable Towed Array - original boats had a fixed TA which had to be deployed by a support Mike boat when the boat left port, and manually hauled in by a support boat when it entered port. This limited a boat's port call choices. LA Class boats were outfitted with the BQQ-5 system from the start, receiving upgrades as time went on. The biggest difference between the BQS-13 and BQQ-5 is that the 13 system was primarily an analog system, with fixed Passive and Active consoles. The Q5 was a computer core driven system that could load any stack program into any one of the consoles, though the configuration was typically standard throughout the fleet based on previous BQS-13 layout. Few jobs in the Submarine Force at the height of the Cold War were as cool and stressful as being a Submarine Sonarman on board a Fast-Attack. I experienced things before I was 30 that few people ever think about. My own cousin followed in my footsteps about a year after I joined the Navy - he was a Sonar Tech in my Squadron on another boat, and a good one to boot. To give you an idea of what we were required to learn, aside from the electronics maintenance and repair aspect, I remember going to a class called "Enlisted Sonar Principles". Naturally, those of us who went figured it was going to be a gravy week. That was blown when we walked in and saw 2 notepads, a box of #2 pencils and a Math textbook. As it turned out, the course was how to perform by hand all of the oceanographic geometry and math calculations that the Sonar systems do automatically, accounting for all physics and enviromental variables. To this date it is the hardest course I have ever taken. If you saw Hunt for Red October, it's not even close to reality as far as Sonar goes. Though I can't confirm or deny any events in Blind Man's Bluff (I'm still bound by security oath), I can say it's a "fairly accurate" account. While I and others of that era aren't happy with how the Submarine community has opened up some of its secrets, there is at least some material that my family can read to get an idea of what I used to do that I've never been able to specifically tell them about. You should also Google AZORIAN or Project Jennifer, which are the names of the CIA sponsored project to raise the Soviet Golf II submarine K-129 using the Hughes Glomar Explorer. A DVD was released last week documenting the project, which took place in 1974. It shows you the lengths at which our nation was willing to go to maintain the acoustic edge over the Soviet submarine fleet. If you're wondering, my old boat was USS RAY (SSN-653). Though now gone, it was then the most decorated boat in the Atlantic Submarine Fleet. You can see some pics on my bio page. ( Full Answer )
Answer: Cold Wars are wars where opposing sides don't fight each other directly, so they do so indirectly. Cold War: Fought each other INDIRECTLY using words and thoughts... (Hope that helps, not sure if answer is 100% correct) :0
The Cold War was the long, drawn out conflict between the UnitedStates (and NATO) against the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics(Soviet Russia). This conflict is associated with The Korean War,The Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and many conflicts inthe Middle East. This conflict lasted fro…m about 1946 through 1991. The War on Terror is the United States' (plus the UN and NATO)conflict against terrorist organizations across the world. The Waron Terror was started by President Bush after 9/11 to engage inconflict against Al Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations in theMiddle East. Some people may associate the War on Terror with the War in Iraq aswell, but that can be debatable depending on who you talk to. ( Full Answer )
There are lots of wars all the time, particularly civil wars, but the major war which followed the Cold War is known as the War On Terror; the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan are part of that larger struggle against international terrorism.
Because there was no real gun play involved. However the arm manufacturing industry continued to make a fortune. Even wars that were fought were not declared in order to keep this situation going for as long as possibler.
The Soviet Union, ever since after the cold war, it has been known as Russia.
During the Cold War the US and the USSR (along with their various allies) did everything possible to overcome each other, short of actual war. It was a peculiar state of almost war. Actual war was greatly feared, since it would have resulted in the destruction of the entire human race, by means of n…uclear weapons. ( Full Answer )
Because of M.A.D- mutually assured destruction. Since both superpowers had a nuclear weapon they knew that when one country will attack the other, both atomic bombs would be fired and most of the world would be destroyed. They didn't want that..... Hope it helped :)
The Cold War is a 'war' the happened between 1948-1991. There were no direct battle between the USSR (soviet Union) and the USA. It was mostly a war of ' who is the better superpower', who's got the better technology, who's got more influence in the world (imperialism), who will get to the moon firs…t and who is more dominant. USSR and the USA constantly invented and achieved more to try and overtake their opponent achievements. Hope it helped :) ( Full Answer )
The Berlin Airlift, the Korean Conflict, the U2 Incident, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Acts of aggression were subtle, not overt. Instead of direct military attacks countries sought to undermine each other through various means. The US supplied weapons to the Taliban during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, for example. The communists supported Fidel Castro. There was only rarely an…y direct military action, such as when the Soviets shot down a passenger plane, or captured one of our U2 flights. ( Full Answer )
During the Cold War, the US and the USSR engaged in a complex global struggle for domination, but they never attacked each other directly, through bombing or invasion. Instead they fought wars in other countries such as Korea and Vietnam. It was a war with limits. That was because both sides knew th…at in an unlimited war, nuclear weapons would be used and everyone would lose. ( Full Answer )
It was a COLD war because there was none of very little fighting done. E.g. The Vietnam war... It would have been a HOT war if there was fighting involved but it was generally just discussions and arguments between Russia and America with a bit of British involvement. It was only given that name bec…ause cold wars are much rarer than hot wars. ( Full Answer )
The Cold War was a period of tension that existed between westernpowers (Europe, UK, USA, Canada etc) and the Soviet Union(Communist Russia etc). It started about 1946 , shortly after theSecond World War, when the Soviet Union showed that it had nointention of removing its forces from the areas of E…urope it hadtaken over during the war. It produced an arms race and led tovarious crises and alerts (Berlin Airlift, Cuban Missile Crisis,Berlin Wall, etc) until the Soviet Union collapsed and broke up in1991. No serious fighting ever took place directly between the two groupsso that is why it is called a Cold War. It iscalled a war because there was constant threat of war . It alsocontributed the tension that produced the Korean War and theVietnam War and conflicts with Cuba and with Communists guerrillasin Africa. The Cold War is often described as a "war of words" between theU.S. and the U.S.S.R. This description is a reminder of the factthat the military forces of the U.S. and U.S.S.R. have never foughteach other in a "hot," bloody war. The argument, though, washeated. In fact, sometimes the argument became so strong that itseemed that a fighting war might break out. Because each sidefeared such a war, each produced many war planes, battleships,tanks, guided missiles, and atomic bombs. ( Full Answer )
They call the cold war the cold because it was a war that wasn'tviolent but it was a war of war
A hot war is a shooting war. The Cold War had no shooting; it was a period of "diplomatic estrangement" - a fancy way of saying we hated the Soviets and they hated us right back, and we spied on each other a LOT but we didn't attack with armed troops.
The Cold War was a sustained state of political and military tension between: . powers in the Western Bloc (the United States with NATO and others), and . powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in Warsaw Pact). Historians have not fully agreed on the dates, but 1947…-1991 is common. It was "cold" because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two sides, although there were major regional wars in Korea and Vietnam. ( Full Answer )