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Fatmata tarawallie4/29/174AThe Cold War (1945 - 1991) was the name given to the tense relationship and "non-hostile belligerency" between the United States and its NATO allies, and the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact. The Cold War was so called because of the icy relationship between the USSR and USA starting at the end of WW2. Because two great powers never directly fought each other it was called a "cold war", meaning there was no physical fighting and described as "non-hostile belligerency". It was a "War of Words".The Cold War started in 1945 at the end of WW2 as the United States developed the first Atomic Bomb and the power struggle between the USA and the USSR began.The Cold War ended after a period of 46 years when the Soviet Union fell in 1991 ending the Cold War. In conclusion, the cold war is about twogroups who did not agree in a lot of things and had a lot of big arguments but didn't fight physical.The origins and causes of the Cold War began at the end of WW2 with the Yalta Conference and then the Potsdam conference which was marked by the ideological differences between Truman and Stalin. Increased Soviet power in Eastern Europe with the eastern Bloc