The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialists Republic, now known as Russia) and the United States had been disagreeing on things since 1917.When World War ** ended in 1945, the Cold War began.The Cold War was not an actual war, but more like a competition over military leadership (or global domination).

It was more of a political battle than an armed warfare or anything else. One of the main disagreements between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic was on type of government (The U.S.S.R. was governed by communism, while the U.S.

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is a democratic nation based on a republic)#During the Cold War, both countries thought that the other was trying to expand its form of government in unjust ways through unethical means.The Soviets defend their protected geographically areas by tightly controlling them both governmentally and through public sources of information (media), the United States worked inside the states and as far globally as possible to convince and assure all nations and peoples that independence and democracy was a safe and preferred system of government. These disagreements, along with mistrust, rumors, and misunderstandings, started the Cold War.In the Cold War, both the U.S.S.R.

and the United States thought it's own perspective on a good government system for the people was right; and, maybe in a mood of defense, each strived to strengthen its' military power. As a result of this attitude, new weapons were constantly created, improved and produced in large quantities. Another factor of the Cold War was no satellites of highly advanced form of surveillance existed during most of it's time. There was no outward communication between these two countries government, so each depended on espionage# to bring facts and information on what the other country was doing in this atmosphere of mistrust and feared war or government overthrow. October 4, 1957, the Soviets launched Sp.