The Cold War became the most tense moment in world civilization. Photo/Wikipedia
WASHINGTON – The Cold War was a political rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies that developed after World War II. However, the impact is still felt today.
More than 11 million people died during the Cold War. In one proxy of the Cold War, the Vietnam War, 3.5 million people were killed.
Another dangerous event that occurred during the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The United States and Russia considered space exploration an important arena of the Cold War. This led to the United States forming NASA.
Some of the hot spots during the Cold War were Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam. The war lasted from 1946 to 1991. It was one of the longest battles of the 20th century.
Despite the alleged facade of peace between the US and Russia, there are events taking place behind the scenes that demonstrate the dominance of power in the world.
On the other hand, the Cold War is considered to have shaped American foreign policy, politics and the economy.
After the war ended, the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union dissolved, and free elections were held in communist regimes throughout Europe.
Here are 14 incredible facts about the Cold War.
1. The CIA Used Condoms as a Cold War Weapon
According to discoverwalk, several organizations such as the CIA and the KGB became one and the same with Cold War espionage.
Several others play important roles in the collection and protection of parts relating to spy detection, and analysis of various intelligence disciplines.