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Did the Cold War End? Show more Show less
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Despite the Cold War officially thought to have ended with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, relations between the United States and Russia has remained tense. Chilly relationships between Russia and Western countries begs the question if the Cold War of the late-1900s ever truly ended or rather still exists today.

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The Cold War lasted for 45 years and culminated with the dissolve of the Soviet Union in 1991, at which point the newly-independent Russia transitioned from communism to capitalism. As the Berlin Wall fell, the Cold War officially ended between the Soviet Union and United States when leaders from both nations (Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush) declared an end to the Cold War at a summit in 1989. With that, the end of the Cold War was signed and sealed between the two nations.
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Fall of Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990 simultaneously symbolized the reunification of Germany and the disintegration of Soviet-imposed communism. The fall of the Berlin Wall was a crucial event during the end of the Cold War that ultimately contributed to the collapse of Soviet communism. With the end of Soviet-imposed communism in half of Germany, the Soviet Union likewise saw itself collapse not long after, both of which contributed to the end of the Cold War.
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