Explore the beginnings of the Cold War from 1945 to 1953 in Part 2 of this interactive tutorial. You'll learn why this rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union was a unique conflict in our nation's history, and how the U.S. assumed the role of world leader after World War II. Finally, you'll learn how the Korean War was a proxy war in the larger context of the Cold War.
This is the second part of a 2-part tutorial! Make sure to complete From World War to Cold War: Part 1 before beginning this one. Click here to launch Part 1.
Subject(s): Social Studies