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US-China Splitting Internet, Technology and Business into East and West Blocs 2.0

• by Brian Wang

The Tik Tok and WeChat executive orders are only a small part.

India and China have a small border war in 2020. India has also taken action to ban Chinese apps and Chinese technology companies.

During the first Cold War between the US and the Soviets, the world was split into the eastern and western blocs.

Above is the map of the eastern and western blocs of the first cold war.

Curing the first Cold War the Western Bloc, also known as the Capitalist Bloc, was a coalition of countries that were allied with the United States, a member of NATO, and/or opposed the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War. The latter were referred to as the Eastern Bloc.

The first phase of the first Cold War began immediately after the end of the Second World War in 1945. The United States created the NATO military alliance in 1949 in the apprehension of a Soviet attack and termed their global policy against Soviet influence containment. The Soviet Union formed the Warsaw Pact in 1955 in response to NATO. Major crises of this phase included the 1948–49 Berlin Blockade, the 1927–50 Chinese Civil War, the 1950–53 Korean War, the 1956 Suez Crisis, the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. The USSR and the US competed for influence in Latin America, the Middle East, and the decolonizing states of Africa and Asia.