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Effects of the Cold War

Positive and Negative effects of the cold war
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Carolina Carranza

on 5 October 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Made by: Maybelline Juarez, Daniela Arce and Carolina Carranza Effects of the Cold War The Cold War was a sustained state of political and military tension between the powers of:
The United States representing capitalism and democracy, and the Soviet Union, representing communism and authoritarianism. What was the Cold War? Main Cause of the Cold War The cold war cost so much money that the Soviet Union went broke because of the price of the arms race.
It caused nations with the same ideology to band together against nations whose ideology was opposite.
The more money spent on military build- up the less money spent on education and health care.
It led to destructive conflicts like the Vietnam war and the Korean war
America became the sole superpower of the world Negative Effects It helped to create a stable political world.
Ethnic cleansing was almost non-existent.
The world economic situation was subsequently greatly improved by the military build-up caused by the Cold War.
The implementation of the American "Marshall Plan" and the Communist "Molotov Plan", the nuclear arms race, and the global military build-up all served to create global political stability and economic prosperity.
The Berlin Wall was demolished and the two German nations were unified. Positive Effects Thanks For Your Attention Cold war This began after the success of their temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany, leaving the USSR and the US as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences.

Mutual fear between the two countries led to political confrontations. Differing economic philosophies resulted in Opposing claims of what freedom meant, and economic competition led to massive military spending by both countries.
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