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The start of the Cold War

After the Second World War, relations between the United States and Russia became increasingly tense and hostile. This political state was known as the Cold War and dominated global international relations in the second half of the 20th century.

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Further reading

  • Dockrill, M.L. & Hopkins, M.F., The Cold War (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1988)