Evidence of this conflict can be seen in events such as World War two (WWII), and the Yalta and Potsdam conferences. Its advocates were attacked for promoting programs close to the realm of socialism. The potential for catastrophe looms. About the journal. The Cold War (1947-1991) is not only an important topic in world and U.S. History, but it also offers an excellent opportunity for students to become more economically literate through understanding the consequences of the most extensive socialist experiments in history. The Cold War was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons. But the process won’t be painless. This chapter explores the economic aspect of the Cold War. Cold War History Journal The Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS houses the journal Cold War History, co-edited with other centres of excellence in Europe and published by Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, four times a year. The trend was slightly upward. In the uncertain years immediately after the Second World War, U.S. political leaders erected a credit-financed, consumption-led economic framework. The Communist government in Russia disintegrated due to economic pressures, the war in Afghanistan and revolt in Eastern Europe. It was designed in large part to support job creation and the economic growth of its Cold War allies. As our special report in this week’s issue explains, superpower relations have soured. five distinct periods: World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Iraq and the Afghanistan Wars. Deficiencies in Cold War Knowledge by U.S. Students. UNLV History 102. The Cold War became a dominant influence on many aspects of American society for much of the second half of the 20 th century. The Cold War between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the United States (US) was caused by conflict of ideologies between the two world powers, opposed to the Berlin blockade crisis of 1948 in isolation. The end of the Cold War. Indonesia was one of the first developing countries to receive Soviet aid on a large scale. December, 4th 2009. The main economic cause of the cold war was America's desire and need for world wide open markets. However, New Deal economics felt the greatest impact of the Cold War. By the 1950's, New Deal reforms were often associated with the left. It analyzes historiographic debates on the role of economic factors in the Cold War and discusses the nature and scope of the conflict between the rival economic systems of Western capitalism and Soviet communism. During the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, nuclear weapons and their delivery systems had been immensely secured and protected over the fear that such weapons of mass destruction were stolen, thus nuclear facilities and devices, such as reactors and propulsion systems, were safeguarded.