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The Cold War

A Very Short Introduction

The book provides a concise overview of the geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and the United States from the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet bloc, highlighting key events, ideologies, and figures that shaped the era. It examines the global impact of the Cold War, including proxy wars, nuclear arms race, and the influence on international relations and domestic policies.

Key points:

1. Bipolar Power Structure: Post-WWII, the world was dominated by the US and the Soviet Union, leading to the Cold War's US-Soviet rivalry.

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