The Cold War
What was the Cold War?
After the Second World War in 1945, the United States of America and the Soviet Union became enemies after fighting toghether against Germany.
Each side had suspicions about the other, but they didn’t fight because the Soviet Union possesed the powerful Red Army, and the United States had nuclear weapons. Instead, they controlled the international business, such as the Vietnam War, where USA supported South Vietnam and the URRS supported North Vietnam.
The Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain
This war not only affected both countries, but it also had an impact in all Europe demonstrated with the Berlin Wall and the simbolic Iron Curtain.
The Berlin Wall was a fortification in the capital of Germany that divided the West Side (USA) and the East Side (URRS).
Also in Europe existed the Iron Curtain, which was an invisible boundary that separated, on one hand the communist side and and on the other capitalist side in Europe.