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By Professor David S. Painter

The devastating US atomic bombing of the japanese towns of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not just introduced international warfare II to an finish, yet successfully gave delivery to the chilly battle. The postwar global might thereafter be marked by way of the delicate courting of 2 superpowers with opposing ideologies: the us and the Soviet Union.

For forty-five years, those superpowers may vie for supremacy in international politics. The chilly struggle, outlined by means of occasions resembling the Cuban Missile quandary, turmoil within the 3rd global, and the fingers race, held the possibility of an apocalyptic disagreement which may have spelled doom for the human race. knowing the chilly warfare, with all of its far-reaching, worldwide implications, is basically necessary to our knowing of the historical past of the second one half the 20th century and beyond.

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