Why did the Cold War start
The ‘Cold War’ is called so because of the fact that there was no actual warlike violence between the two parties – the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. It is called a war nonetheless because of the latent aggression and the pulsating hatred that kept the situation precariously close to explosion point for all the while the Cold War was on.
More than a clash between governments and nations, the Cold War was a battle between the concepts of communism and capitalism. The major geographical and military powers of the world had polemical ideologies of operation, and this immense disagreement on views was the primary instigator of a virtual war. The end of the World War II did not let the world heave a sigh of relief as the year 1945 market the beginning of the Cold War. The alliance of the giants – the United States, Britain and the USSR, was an alliance no more. The drawing of the curtains on the Second World War was the segregation of Germany into independently controlled zones with Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States at the helm of affairs. Absolutely repelling views on the issue of Germany’s unification acted like a dash of oil in the furnace. USAs inadvertent ravaging of Japan by bombing the nation sent shockwaves of displeasure through the U.S.S.R. On the other hand, Churchill was particularly distressed and angry at Stalin’s successful attempts at signing favorable treaties with Poland. Like a game of cards, both sides kept on piling the pressure, without making any ostensible sign.
It was nothing less than a cat and mouse game in the latter half of the twentieth century as the United States and the U.S.S.R kept on chasing each other in the fields of technology, space exploration and military accumulation. The erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961 was a metaphorical stamp on the state of affairs at that time, as the tensions were fuelled further. The U.S.S.R.s military help to Cuba aimed at insulating the nation from U.S. threat also led to the extension of the Cold War. This had been the U.S.S.R. retaliation to the formation of the German Federal Republic (GFR) by the Western Allies.