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Secondary IV • 2yr.

Hello, I would like to know what the Cold War is, thank you :)


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    During the Yalta conference in February 1945, the American president (Franklin D. Roosevelt) and the leader of the USSR (Joseph Stalin) did not agree on certain subjects which created tension between the two countries.

    The tensions between these two camps divided the world in two : the Western bloc (United States and Western Europe) and the Eastern bloc (USSR and the Communist countries). This division is called the Iron Curtain.

    The Western Bloc promoted democracy and a market economy while the Eastern Bloc touted dictatorships and communism.

    The Cold War is named so since there was no direct attack between the two blocs, but there were battles in other countries such as Vietnam and Korea.

    Hope that answers your question! Reach out if there is anything else!  :)

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