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date: 21 September 2019

Cold War 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Michelle DEN BESTEMichelle DEN BESTE

The division of conquered Germany, shortly after World War II, into a democratic Western state and a communist Eastern state signaled the start of the Cold War—a fifty-year series of political conflicts between capitalist and communist blocs. The collapse of the Soviet Union near the end of the twentieth century signaled the end of the Cold War. ...

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