Past in Perspective

The Cold War isn’t over; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn’t sleeping; it is as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.

–Richard Nixon

The Cold War has been one of the most significant periods in the contemporary history. It started towards the end of World War II and was in full force by the early 1950’s. An ‘iron curtain’ had divided the world into two, as many would have thought at that time, immutable halves. The western block under the auspices of United States supported the capitalistic system of organizing the economy and society while the Soviet block believed in the utopian dream of communism. This ideological battle had permeated every possible sphere of life. Many atrocities were committed for the preservation of an ideological system. This segregation came to a sudden but inevitable end in 1989 with the eventual dissolution and disintegration of Soviet Union. On 3rd December in 1989, US President Bush and Soviet President Gorbachev. The official end of Cold War ushered in a new period of American uni-polarity.

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