facts about the cold war and why it started
The Cold war, a conflict that began because the USSR and the USA had different ideas about how Germany should be governed. The conflict began after World War 2(1939-45) when the Allies (USA,Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union) disagreed over how to govern occupied Germany. Although the Soviet Union and the Western Allies were supposed to rule Germany jointly, the arrangement was beset by the spread of communism. During the war, Soviet leaders had joined the United States and Western European countries to fight the Germans, but the Soviets supported communism, a political and economic system that they believed had to combat and overtake capitalism, which was practiced elsewhere in the Western world. By 1947 the United States had formulated policy to prevent the Soviet Union from exporting communism to other countries.