Allies during World War II, the United States and the Soviets put their political differences aside. However, as the Soviets began imposing their communist rule on other countries in the years that followed, they met disapproval of the United States.
The Iron Curtain was, unlike the Berlin Wall, not as much a physical barrier as an ideological, military and political barrier. The Soviet Union erected the barrier after World War II in order to prevent open contact with Western, non-communist influ
President Truman and many U.S. officials believed the speech presented the U.S. and Great Britain as a united front against an aggressive Russia, and the term "iron curtain" immediately gained popularity, later becoming canonized as part of the
China, Albania and Yugoslavia were some of the communist countries that openly split with Russia to develop a different version of communism. The pro-Soviet communist nations that sympathized with the Soviet Union included South Yemen, Mozambique, Et
The MIG 29 is a superior fighter jet that was used extensively during the Cold War. Due to the jet's extreme versatility, skilled pilots were able to excel in dog fights. The speeds at which these planes are capable of exerts up to 9Gs of force. A co
Public and congressional disapproval of the policy of detente that began during the Nixon presidency grew during the administration of President Ford. Criticism came from both the Republican and Democratic Parties and sometimes from within Ford's own