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The Cold War was a state of geopolitical hostility after World War II between powers in the Eastern powers and the western powers. Analyse.

Topic: Cold War

2. The Cold War was a state of geopolitical hostility after World War II between powers in the Eastern powers and the western powers. Analyse. (250 words)

Reference:  World History by Norman Lowe

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I , part world history.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail in what way the Cold war era was more of a state of geopolitical hostility between the Eastern and Western powers after World War II.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Introduce the answer by citing characteristics of cold war, post WW II.

 Body:

Explain in what way the Cold War was an open yet restricted rivalry after WW II between the Eastern bloc (led by Communist Soviet Union) and the Western bloc (Capitalist West led by the US).

It was a state of mutual hostility, distrust and rivalry between the two blocs. Competing political and economic ideologies defined the contours of the Cold War.

Explain how the Cold War was a manifestation of geopolitical tension between the two blocs.

Highlight the impact of it on various dimensions.

Conclusion:

Conclude with its impact.