please answer the following with a 3-5 sentences. make it clear and simple. MLA format.
- How did the Cold War affect the decolonization of Africa and Asia? What pressures did the Cold War put on these newly independent countries?
- Explain the policy of Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.). How was this strategy supposed to prevent a nuclear war?
- Why was the Great Leap Forward such a disaster for China? What were the effects of this movement on the Chinese people and the Communist Party?
- Why did the United States and Soviet Union use proxy wars to resolve crises during the Cold War? Please provide an example.
- For nearly fifty years, the world was divided into communist and non-communist halves. Suddenly, however, between 1989 and 1991, the Cold War abruptly ended. How did this happen?