A Brief History of the Soviet Union

SARTHAK IAS LUCKNOW

Now that we understand how the Soviet Union came into being, then we highlight some important events in Soviet history very rapidly. When the Soviet Union was founded in 1922, Vladimir Lenin was the head of state. When he died in 1924, Joseph Stalin ran a political conspiracy to become Lenin's successor. Stalin originally became dictator of the Soviet Union.

Under his rule, the Soviet Union won the Second World War, which helped defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Stalin was an important leader; Under his rule the Soviet Union emerged as one of two world powers (the United States, of course, was the second). Under his leadership, the Soviets successfully blasted their first atomic bomb in August 1949.

Immediately after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union began to see things very differently. Former colleagues disagree about how European countries should be reconfigured. The Soviet Union was made of communist countries in eastern Europe, while the United States wanted that these countries should be democratic. The Cold War was related to these issues and other people. The Cold War was a long period of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. It lasted for almost half a century - until the fall of the Soviet Union in the end of World War II in 1991.

We need to understand that 'cold war' is a war in which there is no real physical fighter. Instead, the Cold War was a war of threats, ideas and competition. He said, regional warfare like Korean war, Vietnam war, and Soviet war in Afghanistan, in fact, was destroyed by the wider Cold War.

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