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The open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons. Analyse.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

1. The open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

There were different arenas (Korea, Vietnam, etc.) of the cold war. Apart from these different arenas, mention the different fields (ex: space race, sports) in which the cold war played out.

Directive:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin your answer by writing briefly what the primary cause of the cold war was.

Body:

First write about the different fields in which the cold war ended up playing out – diplomacy, espionage, space race and propaganda etc.

Next, write about weaponised aspects of the cold war – weapons race, the different places where the two superpowers technically battled each other (Korea, Vietnam etc.).

Write about the impact of the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by Summarising.