The 1914 and 1939 Wars that engulfed almost the entire world were known as World Wars due to its unprecedented impact and dimension. In this context, answer the following:
Explain the consequence of the Second World War with reference to the Cold War.
USA and Soviet Union had fought together during the Second World War. But by the end of the war, ideological differences began to appear between both nations. While the USA was following the capitalist model of the economy, Soviet Union was following communism. This resulted in ideological differences between them. Although both countries did not engage in an actual fight with each other, there was uneasy political tension between the two. Both countries followed policies to strengthen themselves and to weaken the other. This period of uneasy tension and political instability is known as the Cold War. Both countries formed alliances and began piling up nuclear weapons. There were economic warfare, propagandas and proxy wars between the two countries. Although USA and the Soviet Union never fought a war with each other, they were extremely hostile to the other.