The Cold-War As The Main Causes Of The Cold War

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The spread of communist ideals was the main cause of The Cold War; the political and economical differences between the Soviet Union and the United States of America created high tension between such countries. As a capitalist country, United States wanted to promote democracy and free markets, while communist USSR wanted to make sure that the communist ideals spread all over the world. After World War II ended, the Soviets created a sphere of influence in which they established communist governments in several other countries. This angered and worried a lot the United States so they created the Containment policy and formed NATO to try to stop the spread of Communism. In return, the USSR formed the Warsaw Pact to formalize military relations with its allies and spread communism in third-world countries. The USSR also used their allies to avoid a direct confrontation with the United States. This is why many proxy wars were fought during The Cold War, not being any direct confrontation between the United States and the Soviets. The Chinese Civil War, for example, was a proxy war in which the Kuomintang government of the Republic of China (KMT) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) fought. The KMT was supported by United States and the CPC was supported by the USSR, and as is known today, communist Russia won. The Vietnam War, which lasted from 1954 to 1975, was another proxy war fought in the Cold war. In the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong, which was the communist government in
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