Cold War – blog Paweł Łęski

On April 16, 1947, multimillionaire and financier Bernard Baruch, in a speech at the unveiling of his portrait in the South Carolina House of Representatives, uses the term “cold war” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.


The term “Cold War” was immediately adopted by American newspapers and magazines as an apt description of the situation between the United States and the Soviet Union: a war with no fight or bloodshed, but a battle nonetheless. For the military it was a state of alert, for spies it was a hot war.

The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States and their allies, in the Eastern and Western bloc, post-WWII. This period is believed to extend from the Truman Doctrine of 1947 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The term “cold” is used because there were no large-scale battles between the two superpowers, but each supported major regional conflicts known as proxy wars. The conflict was based on the ideological and geopolitical struggle of two worlds for global influence.

Although from the late 1920s the Soviet Union, through its intelligence services of the GRU, OGPU and NKVD, used the services of Russian and foreign-born citizens, as well as communists and people of American origin to wage ideological warfare, subversion and espionage in the United States. United. These spy networks have been in contact with various US government agencies, passing information to Moscow that would be deemed confidential.


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