What was the Cold War?

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HISTORY QUESTION #3731

What was the Cold War?

The tension between NATO and the Warsaw Pact

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The Cold War was a continuing state of political and military tension between the NATO allies and the communist world on the other side. The Cold War, which wasn't a war in the traditional sense, took place in the period from World War II until the Soviet Union was dissolved and in particular applied to the super powers USA and the Soviet Union. The start of the ending was the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, completely ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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