Outcomes of the War
-> By 1960
By the 15th year of the Cold War, the world was more divisive than ever. Stalin had died in 1955 and with Kruschnev coming to power and denouncing Stalin's principles they saw a thaw in USA-USSR relationations. But as the Cuban Missile crisis loomed, relations got more intense as the space race started to take the stage with the Soviet's launch of "Spunik" in 1957. By the year 1960 both sides were heading into an even greater decade of weapons buildup, a space race, and the battling out of communism vs. capitalism in the Vietnam War.