Why Was It Called "The Cold War?"


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dovey tar Profile
dovey tar answered
The term "Cold War" was coined by Bernard Baruch when said, "Let us not be deceived: We are today in the midst of a cold war." It was called such because there was never a direct military engagement between the US and the Soviet Union. It was more on ideology, psychology, military, industrial, and technological developments. =D
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Robyn Rothman answered
The term, "cold war" was used to describe a period of competition betwee the United States and the Soviet Union. It was a conflict of ideologies between thses super powers that never involved any military engagements. There was a rivalry for technology (the space race), industrial development, military build up, and nuclear proliferation.
Robert Johnson Profile
Robert Johnson answered
It was called the cold war because the US and Russia were at an impasse on trade and arms agreements. The treaty of Paris didn't cover the united states and russia's growth economically and militarily. There was only a governing court set up for European trade. So it was a cold war because it only took place in politics, military growth, space race and Olympics(lol).
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It was called the cold war because Russia controlled the majority of the oil and gas. These both are used for heating and warmth in people homes through boilers and the such.
So the war was called "the cold war" as there was a potential of people having to suffer the cold if the relationship between the superpowers broke down
karin bernal Profile
karin bernal answered
It is a "cold war" when there are hostilities between countries and both countries beef up their resources in preparation that they may go to war. I.e. The buried missile sites across the U.S. That were aimed at Russia but never deployed.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Few however, would dispute the fact that whatever else may have divided the two superpowers-- ideology, economics, and the struggle for global influence--they were in full agreement about one thing: The overriding need to prevent a nuclear war that neither could win without destroying the world and themselves. This in the end is why the superpowers acted with such caution for the greater part of the cold war era. Cited from The Globalization of World Politics.
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
The term "Cold War" was first used in a sense which referred to the tensions of a state like the Soviet Union and the neighbors and it was coined by George Orwell in an essay that titled "You and the Atomic Bomb." For more information, see the link below:

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It was called the cold war because at the time the leaders of both countries had a minor cold...or more accurately the sniffles

I got this information from the us top secret cold war archives
Ryan Rugraff Profile
Ryan Rugraff answered
No don't believe any of them .... (kidding)... It was because there was no fire(ing) in the cold war.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Because both sides were conflicting, yet hostile to each other. There was no physical fighting, though.

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