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Cold War

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The Cold War was like a normal war, except the two main enemies' armies never actually fought each other. The term is used to describe the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 45 year period after the end of World War II. It was feared that it might end in a nuclear war, but that never happened.

The Cold War was related to many local wars such as the Korean War, Soviet invasions of Hungary and Chechoslovakia, Vietnam War and the Soviet-Afghan War. Results of the Cold War include (from some points of view) the dictatorships in Greece and South America. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a result of the Cold War and Middle East Crisis has also become much more complicated because of the Cold War.

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