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Why did the Cold War not result in a World War III?


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6 days ago
The main reason the Cold war did not end in World War III, was because of something called MAD, or mutally assured destruction, which basically means that if any one country were to launch nuclear weapons at another, the other country would retaliate and launch more of there own, and both countries would be destroyed.
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January 04, 2014 3:52PM

The Cold War did not result in a World War III because no country wanted to risk their own country with the threat of a nuclear war.