The day the Cold War ended – level 2


The Cold War was a period when the United States and the Soviet Union were enemies. The Cold War started in 1947. It was called the Cold War because there was never a direct military conflict between the two superpowers.

The conflict was mainly ideological. The United States promoted capitalism and democracy. The Soviet Union promoted communism and a centrally planned economy.

Both superpowers wanted to have global influence and they divided the world into two parts. Some countries supported the United States. Other countries supported the Soviet Union.

The Cold War ended on December 26, 1991. This was the day when the Soviet Union ended and changed into many independent countries.

Difficult words: superpower (a very strong country), promote (to say that something is good), global (around the whole world).

What were the major ideological differences between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War?


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