Cold War

Origins and Lineage: Factors Leading to the Cold War

The end of World War II saw the world in a state of flux.

Nuclear Arms Race: The Build up of Weapons on Both Sides

The arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War saw a dramatic increase in the number of nuclear weapons on both sides.

East vs. West: Ideologies at the Heart of the Cold War

The Cold War was a battle of ideologies between the East and the West. At the heart of the conflict were two distinct political philosophies: capitalism and communism.

Escalation and Expansion: Key Moments in Cold War Development

The Korean War was one of the earliest major conflicts of the Cold War, and it was a direct result of the Cold War's power struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Key Players: Important Figures and Their Roles in the Cold War

Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953.

Proxy Wars: How Regional Conflicts Played into the Cold War

The Cold War was a period of intense geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union.

De-escalation: Early Signs of the Cold War Thawing

The Russian-Chinese split of the late 1950s was a major turning point in the Cold War.

The Berlin Wall Comes Down: Pivotal Moments in the End of the Cold War

The Berlin Wall was a physical manifestation of the ideological divide between East and West during the Cold War.

Consequences and Legacy: How the Cold War Has Influenced the Modern World

The end of the Cold War in 1989-91 marked a new era in international relations.