Week 5 Forum - The Cold War was a sustained state of political and military tension between the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty

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The Cold War was a sustained state of political and military tension between the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, and the Soviet Union and its allies in Warsaw Pact. The Cold War was not an actual war in the literal sense because the United States and the Soviet Union never engaged in any armed conflict (Brody & Henretta, Pg. 766). The foreshadowing of the Cold War can be seen as far back as before the beginning of World WarII, as Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia were allies at this point. The Allied leaders did not ever fully trust the Soviets because they had aligned themselves with the Axis powers, until Adolf Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in 1942. Even after the Soviets joined the Allied powers, their leaders were consistently reluctant to divulge troop movements and battle plans to the United States and Britain, especially when the Soviet army began to close in on Berlin in 1945. Brody & Henretta (2009) explain that the Yalta Conference in 1945 produced further

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