IntroductionThe « cold war » is the name of the tensed period between the two greatest powers inthe world between the end of the Second World War and the end the 1980s.In diplomatic terms there are three types of war:
Cold War: it’s especially use to describe the relationship between the USA andthe USSR: they never directly fought each other, but they fight by theintermediary of poorer countries under their influence.
Warm War : The countries negotiate, there is still a chance that war doesn’t occur, but armies, navies etc are mobilised and war plans are already prepared.
Hot War: This is the warfare, the armies are fighting.Those two powers were the USA and its allies against USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and its allies. It caused the division of the World with those two axes,and during half the 20
century, many wars occurred in the Third World countries: USSR and the USA did not want to fight because it would be a nuclear war and they feared theconsequences of such a war. However the Cold War is called the Third World War: it’s a word play because it can be understood as the War in the Third World because of the several wars like the Korean War, the Vietnamese War, Hungary, and even the one in Afghanistan.It created too many crisis which nearly brought up a real war like the Cuban Missile Crisisor the Berlin Wall. It can be understood too like the third of the World Wars: if all the victims of the wars between the states influenced by one of the two axes are counted, it’s thesecond war that caused the most casualties.
Map 1: A divided world