Julien Fontaine 10R211/17/17Mrs MeyersA Fireless WarThe Cold War began because of oppositions between two different countries and many “weapons” were used to fight this war. The disagreements kept and stacking up, resulting in a “war”. The United States and the Soviet Union both took part in the fight.The Cold War began because of many different reasons. One of the main reasons is: that there were significant differences in the way each country led one another, the disagreements eventually went out of proportion and caused many other disagreements.The Soviet Union was a communist state, where everything was controlled by the state and the people had little to no “liberty. The United States was a fair and politically democratic state where elections were held yearly. “I believe it must be the policy of the United States to support free people who are resisting attempted domination by armed minorities or outside pressure.” (Doc.2) Other reasons on how the Cold War began: The October Revolution of 1917, when the communists came to power, they put in place harder ways of managing their country, on which the United States frowned upon. Then, in 1922, Russia merged with five other states to create what was now the Soviet Union. In 1936 more states started to join the Union creating a larger threat to eyes of the United States, eventually the USSR was as big as Europe, making the people freak out. “All these famous cities and the populations around them lie in the Soviet sphere…” (Doc.1) The United States feared the uprising of a stronger, independent, and more powerful country than them.During the Cold War no weapons were really used, explaining the name Cold War because no shot was fired in between each country.Instead, the countries relied on threats and other “non-violent” acts to “fight” the war, however, the Cold War was a time of great technological advance on either side, during this period the USSR came up with it’s own atomic and hydrogen bomb that were first invented in the United States, closing the gap technologically in between the two rivals. Although the weapons mentioned above where not used physically they were used to make threats against one another during the conflict. “They agree that if such an armed attack occurs, each of them will assist the party or parties so attacked.” (Doc.4)The Cold War was a five year conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, the two countries had very different ways of functioning, one was horrified by the enlargement of the other while the other feared their differences. But they were both against a damaging war by prohibiting weapons of mass destruction and conflicts involving the use of their armies thus giving the name Cold War to the Cold War.