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Cold War

state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc and the Western Bloc
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The Cold War has provided many opportunities for viewing historic sites, and while not all of these sites are remembered for good reasons, they are very interesting to travellers.

UnderstandEdit

The Cold War began in 1945 at the conclusion of World War II (World War II in Europe and the Pacific War) and continued until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. It was a key period in modern history, because it occurred primarily due to rivalries between capitalist and Communist societies. While there are still Communist countries as of 2019, generally it is considered that capitalism won the war.

However, in many ways, the Cold War is a very present thing. North Korea remains a Communist country, and China is politically quite similar. Who knows what places may become historic sites one day.

TopicsEdit

Multiple topics cover the Cold War era:

Key rivalries in this time period include:

Destination articlesEdit

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