History and Relationships: China, Russia, and U.S.A.

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The Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the economic transformation of China. Russia occupies part of Ukraine, absorbed Crimea, and invaded Georgia. Controversy continues over Russian electronic hacking in 2016. North Korea is a focus of dispute. Yet the Cold War was worse. The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis between Moscow and Washington brought the world to the brink of nuclear holocaust. Serious confrontations occurred over Berlin, Taiwan, and elsewhere.