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Should the Cold War be considered a war?
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The Cuban Missile Crisis was a close call, but did not result in war

The Cuban Missile Crisis is the prime example of what was a close call between the Soviet Union and United States during the Cold War time period, but because it was just that, a close call, this period cannot be correctly defined as having been a true war. The threat of atomic warfare was certainly present during the Cuban Missile Crisis, for both nations involved, but nothing ever came of this near disaster. So, technically, this incident was merely a close call and cannot validate defining this as a Cold War since no war ever officially broke out between the Soviet Union and United States.
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