What were the short term effects of the cold war
- The military blocs, NATO and the Warsaw Pact were formed.
- It led to destructive conflicts like the Vietnam War and the Korean War.
- The Soviet Union collapsed due to economic weaknesses.
- The Warsaw Pact disintegrated.
- The Baltic States and some former Soviet Republics achieved independence.
- America became the sole superpower of the world.
- Communism collapsed worldwide.