What If The Cold War Didn't Happen?


An Alternate historyWhat If The Cold War Didn't Happen?
The cold war was one of the most interesting periods of history – an era defined by what didn’t happen, however very well could of.
The cold war was one of the most interesting periods of history – an era defined by what didn’t happen, however very well could of.  The threat of The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the USA going to War was therefore robust that the world teeters on the brink of nuclear war for many years. The time of tension was so great in so many key areas; peace, politics, economy, technology, society that it causes a lot of key changes and events in the world.
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Soviet Union vs USA

The threat of The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the USA going to War was therefore robust that the world teeters on the brink of nuclear war for many years.

The time of tension was so great in so many key areas; peace, politics, economy, technology, society that it causes a lot of key changes and events in the world.

without the cold war, there's completely no doubt that the planet would are totally different. but how different?

Hello and welcome back to whatifhub.com – the website that loves a good theory and a good what if – I am Mohiuddin and today I am asking What if The Cold War Never Happened? Before we get into the video why don’t you tell me what you think the most defining moment in history was?

I would say the dropping of the atomic bomb. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section down below.
The cold war was one of the most interesting periods of history – an era defined by what didn’t happen, however very well could of.  The threat of The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the USA going to War was therefore robust that the world teeters on the brink of nuclear war for many years. The time of tension was so great in so many key areas; peace, politics, economy, technology, society that it causes a lot of key changes and events in the world.
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why clod war happened

The Cold War never officially had a start date and some argue has never really sent a true end date either.

What we do know is that at some point during world war 2 and the aftermath, tensions between Soviet Russia and the West soured.

The Soviet Union made secret pacts with Germans, The US and the UK developed the atomic bomb without telling the Soviet Union.

Then, after the War, The USSR developed the Eastern Bloc, a group of Communist states unites by the Soviet and a big threat to the West.

Ultimately both ideology – Communism and Capitalism found each other's ideas abhorrent and untrustworthy… and following Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech, an unofficial war was trigger – the Cold War.

But say that hadn’t happened?! The Cold War was hella expensive. Just because the USA and its Allies never ended up fighting the Soviet and the rest of the Eastern BLOC, it doesn’t mean that neither were prepared.

The United States spent 17 trillion dollars on the arms race.. we don’t know exactly how much the Soviet spent as they destroyed a lot of records when they were failing….

But we know it would have been equal to or greater than the expenditure of the Americans.

Soviet spending on the arms race is one of the major reasons for their failure as a nation – they couldn’t sustain it and many people starved.

Perhaps if the Cold War never happened both countries would have been economically better off.
The cold war was one of the most interesting periods of history – an era defined by what didn’t happen, however very well could of.  The threat of The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the USA going to War was therefore robust that the world teeters on the brink of nuclear war for many years. The time of tension was so great in so many key areas; peace, politics, economy, technology, society that it causes a lot of key changes and events in the world.
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who started the cold war

Although perhaps if the Cold War Never Happened Russia would have remained a Command Economy for much longer, which may mean that Russia isn’t the power it is today. Circling back to the Nuclear Weapons – the world would have far less.

At the height, there were around 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world and this was direct as a result of the cold war.

Without the cold war, there would be less radioactive waste from decommissioned weapons dumped in the ocean.

Without the Cold War, we likely would not have got man on the moon by 1969…The USSR and the USA were engaged in a space race, each pooling money and resources into getting to the moon.

While countries may have joined together The words Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin may not mean anything to us and we likely wouldn’t be planning our Mars 2020 mission.

Let’s delve back into tech; satellites were very much an invention of the cold war but now control the way we communicate across the world. We can thank Soviet Russia for google maps, basically.

The internet was also born in the cold war era as funds were pooled into technological one-upmanship.

We may have arrived to the smartphone era eventually, but I’d wager a lot of techs created in the cold war era was done so under the pressure of urgency. Perhaps left to our own devices technological innovation would have been way slower.

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Without the cold war, the Vietnam War would have been different. The USA likely wouldn’t haven’t have joined – Russia maybe wouldn’t have pushed China into it and perhaps France would have retained their stronghold and kept their colony.

The independence of Vietnam further marked the end of the colonial era…

I wonder where we would be in terms of free nations today had it not happened. It is very likely that the Korean War would never have happened without Cold War-era tensions, which would mean that Korea would likely still be unified today.

No crazy Kim Jong Un… but what in his place? What of the Berlin Wall? That is a slice of history deeply created and curated by the cold war, and what of American relations with Cuba? Would Fidel Castro still have led his Communist revolution? 

Perhaps. Socially, things would have been very different in the United States.

Without the widespread fear of communism that came from the Cold War, perhaps the US wouldn’t be so staunch when it comes to Capitalism. Perhaps we would have seen a softer Republican Party? 

Although I would argue that the race divide would have been even stronger without the external enemy of the Russian steamroller to fear.

Without the Cold War, the US wouldn’t have interfered in the Vietnam War and the Korean War…these wars were a huge influencing factor in the Hippy movement of the 1960s and 70s…

Would there be hippies if there was no war to define themselves against? What would have happened to John Lennon?

Ultimately questions like this are just so big it is hard to answer them in a few minutes. There is also the knock-on effect the lack of Cold War would have had on other countries, like China, for example. Would they have developed like they did if the United States and Soviet attention wasn’t divided?

Would a cold war have developed afresh between China and either the states of the soviet? Suffice to say, without the Cold War, Putin and Trump's relationship would likely be pretty different…. As would the mood of world politics as we know it….

Who is to say if it was for the better or worse? I think there are some arguments to be made for the Cold War is a good thing, especially for technology and innovation… and there were lessons learned in restraint too… but as with all historical what-ifs… who really knows?

what if the soviet union won the cold war

For the cold war to never happen The USA would have had to accept Communism as an alternative way of living, and the USSR would have had to accept capitalism.

The pair would have had to have been far more honest with one another from the very beginning of their alliance and been accepting and cooperative in success, rather than jealous and greedy.

So we are gonna leave this Article here – let me know what you think would happen if there was never a cold war and don’t forget to tell me what you think the biggest event in history was. We need a little love….

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