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The Cold War was a time of geopolitical hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union. This conflict spanned about 45 years until the Soviet Union dissolved in the early 90s. However, no physical fighting ever occurred, there was only a consistent state of friction between these two nations.

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While no physical conflict ensued between the Soviet Union and the United States, this conflict still created many proxy wars and the constant threat of nuclear war. As such, the Cold War was an actual war that devastated many countries involved, eventually contributing to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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The Space Race

Space exploration became yet another competition during the Cold War, as both the United States and Soviet Union vied for dominance over one another. After the Soviets launched Sputnik, the first satellite into space, the Americans launched their own satellite, Explorer I. Going a step further, the Americans landed the first man in space, and then the first man on the moon soon after that; effectively declaring the Space Race as a victory for the United States. Even though no combat took place between the two nations, or even any interaction at all, the Space Race was another example of the intense rivalry between the two nations and their respective ideologies during the Cold War.
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