The Cold War, from about 1945-1989, was a period of global conflict between two main superpowers: The United States and the Soviet Union. But within that larger conflict for power, ideology, and supremacy we see a number of fascinating smaller proxy battles, such as the Space Race, sports, fashion, alliances, and wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.
Why was the Cold War important?
How was the Cold War evident in particular proxy battles?
What role did ______________ play in the Cold War?