This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: were unsustainable, and finally came to an end in the early 1990s as the Soviet Union collapsed as a result of internal problems caused by a centrally planned economies inherent inefficiencies. Although “proxy wars” may not have been the ideal way for the superpowers to secure influence around the world, neither side could trust the other to “play fair” so they resorted to the highest level of conflict they could get away with without causing a war between the superpowers. I think its hard to imagine a scenario where NATO and the USSR would come to a peaceful solution that satisfied both sides....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course HIST 095 taught by Professor J.moore during the Summer '09 term at Vermont.
- Summer '09
- Cold War