Effects On The USA From The Cold War In The 1950
The Cold War nearly lasted for four decades and affected many countries worldwide. Two of the major countries that were involved in it were the Soviet Union and the United States. The Cold War left a deep impact on the economies of the US and Soviet Union.
However, it was in the 1950s that the Cold War started having a major impact not just on the United States but also on the rest of the world. A lot of money was spent by the American government to preserve the security of the nation. The Point Four program developed by America was allotted nearly $400 million for technological development of the United States. Also, the United States formed the NATO or the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations which brought together all the nations of the Atlantic region to cooperate with each other. In addition, the United States started a space war with the Soviet Union and started investing a lot of money into space shuttles and space programs by injecting billions of dollars into NASA.
All these brought several benefits on the long run but money was being spent unwisely in developing advanced weapons which were meant for destruction and these weapons were being kept as back up for an opportune moment to arrive. In the end that moment never came.
Today, the United States is trying its best to prevent the use of nuclear weapons and even controlling the production of such weapons both nationally and internationally. On the whole, people started paying more for essential commodities like oil and petrol, other household items, and also started paying more taxes to fund the Cold War.
The Cold War was nothing but a rivalry of power between the communist nation and the United States and each one wanted to prove that it was mightier than the other.
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