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The tensions between the Germans and the Americans (along with the British) were started when Germany developed and used the atomic bomb in 1944 on the cities of Paris and Petrograd. Fears spread among the British and Americans that the Germans might be able to dominate the world with their new weapons. Both allies set off on creating atomic weapons in order to maintain their power.
A war between Germany and the United States would almost break out on numerous occasions, such as the Breton Missile Crisis, wars between Greece and Turkey, and the highly sensitive Polish-Hungarian War in the late 70s and early 80s.
Many considered the conflict to be over in 1987 with the signing in of the Treaty of Peace between U.S. President George H. W. Bush and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, forbidding the rival nations to maintain their nuclear stations outside of their own countries. Some still consider the conflict to be ongoing as Germany and the United States share somewhat neutral relations and will occasionally go against each other in policy issues.
There is disagreement over the origins of the Cold War, however many believe it began it's growth with the Anglo-German naval arms race, followed by Germany's rise to become a dominant power in continental Europe after succeeding in the Continental War, and coming to it's final form with another victory in the Great War and the subsequent establishment of the German-led European Union.
End of the Decade of War
- Main article: Great War
The Western Allies and Eastern Allies could not agree on what would happen to the occupied Entente nations. Germany and it's allies, having occupied France (sans Brittany), Spain, Northern Italy, and Western Russia, was aspiring to expand it's influence across Europe even more by creating an economic, political, and military alliance, known as the EU. The Western Allies, having occupied Southern Italy, Brittany, and Eastern Russia, would not be satisfied with German dominance being firmly establushed across Europe.
Another conflicting between the Eastern and Western allies was the atomic bomb, which was used by the Germans against Russia in Petrograd and Moscow. Shortly after the destruction of both of those cities, many in the U.S. and U.K. became paranoid that Germany would try destroying any states opposing its influence.
- Main article: Pacific War
Shortly after the end of the Great War, Germany established the European Union; a large political, economic, and military alliance encompassing most of continental Europe. This began to increase tensions between the Western (U.S. and U.K.) and Eastern Allies (Germany, Austria-Hungary), with the west fearing continental Europe being dominated by Austro-German influence. In order to counter this, the United States established the Organization of Sovereign States (OSS); based off of the EU.
With the end of the Pacific War, Asia and a majority of the Americas were members of the OSS, while most European states were members of the EU.