The Cold War shaped the face of not just modern politics but left a lasting impact on foreign policy and the culture of almost every country in the world. The Cold War was the state of geopolitical tension between the two superpowers that emerged after World War II – The United States of America and the Soviet Union. At its essence, it was a struggle for dominance between two ideologies, Democracy as championed by America, and the Communism of the Soviet Union.
The Cold War may be over, but tensions between Communism and Democracy still exist and differences in ideology cause more internal struggle today than ever before. The time is ripe to write Cold War essays and learn from the past.
This collection of essays on Cold War topics, its impact on the world, and similarities between the situation then and now should inspire your own.