Q. 14.3( 15 Votes )

Which among the following statements about the Cold War is wrong?

a) It was a competition between the US and Soviet Union and their respective allies.

b) It was an ideological war between the superpowers.

c) It triggered off an arms race.

d) the US and USSR were engaged in direct wars.

Answer :

the US and USSR were engaged in direct wars.

a) Correct statement. After the WWII the United States and USSR emerged as two superpowers with the ability to influence events anywhere in the world

b) Correct statement. US represented the ideology of liberal democracy and capitalism while the eastern alliance headed by the Soviet union was committed to the ideology of sociology and communism

c) Correct statement. WWII caused lot of destruction, loss of lives none was in a state of bearing any further loss, so the arms race were kept at bay

d) Wrong Statement. US and USSR were not engaged in direct wars as both the superpowers were not in a state to handle the destructions caused by nuclear weapons therefore the intense form of rivalry between great powers remained cold

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