Both the Soviet Union and the United States knew that any military action between the two would be brutal and devastating to each nation. They both had enough nuclear weapons to bring any conflict to a complete and utter stalemate. They both subtly postured to be seen as the world leader. Instead of direct conflict they waged war on political, economic, and disinformation fronts. This unspoken rivalry between the two nations was termed "The Cold War".
We look at all the areas the Cold War was waged between the two countries. Topics include the space race, civil rights, and the arms race. We also look at the significance of the Soviet Union's relationship with Cuba and the Berlin Wall.