Following World War II, antagonism developed between the Communist bloc countries and the free world. Major political and moral differences, especially between the United States and the Soviet Union, led to the buildup of nuclear weapons on both sides and an atmosphere of tension, hostility, and fear. In 1985, with the emergence of enlightened Soviet leadership, relations improved and the Cold War was on its way out.
United States—Foreign relations—1989–1993
Soviet Union—Foreign relations—1985–1991
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