USA and USSR disagreed on the best type of economics systems. USA believes in a more free market while the former USSR was a command economy.
Why Did Gorbachev reduce government control of the economy?
They were running out of money due to unstable economic system . Why?
1. Fighting revolts in Soviet Union.
2. Protecting its borders
3. Competing with USA in arms race
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; nations included USA, Canada, and countries in Western Europe.
After World War II, people feared a war could happen between free and communist run countries.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, was reunited and was no longer 2 separate countries.
Refused to reunite Germany when Western Bloc countries agreed to. Result was East Germany And West Germany.
After WWII, Germany was divided into four sections to prevent Germany from regaining power. Great Britain, USA, France & USSR each controlled a section.
In Cold War, USA had seat on UN Security Council, strong ties within Latin American & Western Europe, powerful military, bases around the world, largest navy, CIA, nuclear weapons.
strengths of USSR
In Cold War, USSR had seat on UN council, influence with communist countries and dictators, military and space technology, KGB, and stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
When the Berlin Wall was built, people lost their jobs and were separated from their families.