The day the Cold War ended – level 3


The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension and rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that started in 1947. It was called the “Cold War“ because it never escalated into a full-scale, direct military conflict between the two superpowers. Instead, the tensions manifested through propaganda, arms races, and conflicts in other countries such as Korea and Vietnam.

The conflict was primarily ideological, with the United States and its Western allies promoting capitalism and democracy, while the Soviet Union and its Eastern bloc allies advocated for communism and a centrally planned economy.

Both superpowers sought to expand their influence globally, leading to the division of the world into two opposing spheres of influence.

The Cold War eventually ended on December 26, 1991, with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Difficult words: ally (a country that supports another country in a war), advocate for (to support an idea), sought (tried to achieve something), dissolution (an end).

What were some of the geopolitical strategies used by the US and the Soviet Union during the Cold War?


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