The Cold War Stuffs

berlin wall crossing point between east and west berlin during the cold war. berlin, germany

in Berlin, checkpoint charlie. former bordercross in Berlin on 4 december, 2014.

Why is it called Cold War?

Many people are wondering why the war is known as the COLD WAR? The best answer is because the two countries, United States of America and USSR never actually fight directly. But, it doesn’t mean that there were no fights, deaths, causalities, bomb attacks, and most importantly spies. The spies are highlighted because this is the time where spies were trained to become a native of the country being spied on. The detectives need to master the culture, way of life, body features, jobs, every little detail just to extract information from the enemy. Many spies were caught during that era; some are killed or imprisoned, or worst tortured to death.

What is Proxy War?

A war where two powers use third parties as a supplement to, or a substitute for, fighting each other directly. It is like a Poker match, both sides deal under the table, make their move deceitfully. In addition to the loss of life by uniformed soldiers, millions died in the superpowers proxy wars around the globe, most notably in Southeast Asia.

Now in Ho Chi Minh

a group of citizens enjoying the tet lunar new year celebrations in the central park of the communism in saigon.

The Vietnam War is an example of a proxy war. Around 1955 and 1975 between South Vietnam which is backed by the United States, and North Vietnam aiding the South Vietnamese communist guerrilla army known as the Vietcong (supported by the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union) for the struggle for total Communist control of Vietnam as one state. Sounds familiar? The same thing happened to Germany when it comes to one country fighting each other, divided into East and West. Same thing was happening in Korea, North, and the South.

Main reason of the Cold War

The Cold War, the term Cold War is also used to describe the post-World War II struggle between the United States and its allies, also The Soviet Union and its allies. During the Cold War era which lasted from the mid-1940’s all the way through the late 1980’s, two major political beliefs involved in the Cold War, Democracy which was the US and its allies, and communism which was the Soviet Union and its allies. The Principle allies of the United States during the Cold War was Britain, France, West Germany, Japan, and Canada. On the Soviets, the side was most of Eastern Europe like Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, East Germany, and Romania, also during parts of the Cold War Cuba and China#. Even Before the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945, the United States and the USSR had become divided over the political future of Poland. Stalin, whose forces had driven the Germans out of Poland in 1944 and 1945 and established a pro-communist provisional government there, believed that Soviet control of Poland was necessary for his country’s security. The struggle over the fate if Eastern Europe thus constituted the first crucial phase of the Cold War. But during this Cold War era, both sides clung to the hope that their growing differences could be surmounted and something of the spirit of their earlier wartime cooperation could be preserved.
We can only hope for no more Wars to come, but based on what is happening in the Middle East; it ‘s hard to tell.