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The end of_the_cold_war


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The end of_the_cold_war

  1. 1. The End of the Cold War By Jack Streppone
  2. 2. The End of the Cold War <ul><ul><li>1946 to 1991 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Political conflict </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Military tension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proxy wars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic competition between Communist world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Began after success of wartime alliance, Nazi Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USSR and US saw each other as mutual superpowers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Profound political and ecomomic differences </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The End of the Cold War <ul><ul><li>Throughout the 1980's, the Soviet Union fought war with Afghanistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During the cold war US spent 2 trillion dollars on strategic nuclear forces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The US tried to counter the Soviet submarine force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Submarines were not developed until 1980 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by John Holland and Simon Lake </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>