The cold war was a state of geopolitical tension after the second world war between powers in the Ea

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The cold war was a state of geopolitical tension after the second world war between powers in the Eastern Bloc(the soviet union and its satellite states) and powers in the western bloc(The US and its Nato allies).It was also known as the iron curtain policy. It was called cold war because it was never fought physically with weapons but rather it was a physiological tension that developed in the world after the Second World War. The dominant powers were Russia and the USA.These two powers had the same military strength and so none of them wanted to appear inferior in the face of the other. However, they could never engage in war because they knew the dire consequences that could result from their super weapons. They therefore used propaganda against each other. Ideological differences was also a cause of the cold war i.e. whereas the western bloc supported capitalism, the eastern bloc supported communism. Therefore the two powers could not work in harmony and so both blocs tried to

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