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The Korean War , Vietnam War , and a number of other armed conflicts, during which both sides either funded one side of the war or fought directly against a communist or capitalist force, are all considered Cold War proxies. Both sides also funded revolutions, insurgencies, and political assassinations in Central America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Though the Cold War ended with the dissolution of the Soviet bloc in the s and the fall of the Soviet Union in , it still affects modern geopolitics. As the last remaining superpower, the U.
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NATO, an alliance between the U. Today, increased tensions between Russia and the West have been referred to as a second Cold War. Culture Explainer.
The year standoff between the West and the U. Some say another could be starting as tensions with Russia rise.
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Kennedy, on a department store television in , announces the Cuban blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a defining moment in the Cold War. Soon after, Russia began military operations in Crimea, and then moved troops into eastern Ukraine. As if to demonstrate its hostility and independence to Americans, the Russian government interfered in the U.
So here we are. What started as a promising courtship, with great potential to improve global security and reduce nuclear dangers, has now crashed into a wall. All nations should declare, all nations, nuclear weapons must be destroyed. Presidents Trump and Putin are now moving in the opposite direction, rebuilding arsenals while destroying international controls. We must own the fact that after taming the Russian bear, we found it more convenient to have an adversary.
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