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Why were the USSR and US at crossroads following the world wars?

Why were the USSR and US at crossroads following the world wars?

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Asked by E.Charles, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

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Ken Wilson

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Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Miami

Answered Nov 02, 2018

USSR and US where at crossroads for a long period of time following the world wars. This period was known as "cold war".

It was a period of political and military tensions between USSR and US. Oolitical ideologies, culture clashes, geopolitical issues, and Russian imperialism led to wars in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Korea and Vietnam were the most affected during this period.

 

S. Hughes

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Answered Jun 14, 2018

The USSR and the US were at crossroads following the world wars for many reasons. From just after the end of World War II until about 1991, this period was known as the Cold War. Neither country wanted to get involved in another physical war. But political ideologies, culture clashes, geopolitical issues, and Russian imperialism led to wars in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan.

The Cold War only came to end after Mikhail Gorbachev introduced the policies of glasnost and perestroika. This gave the Russian people a taste of freedom and various revolutions helped to being an end to the Cold War.

 

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