Soviet Union came into being after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1918's under the leadership of Lenin. The rule by Czar was overthrown and new govt headed by Lenin was established.
The Cold war began right after Second World War, when the rule of one and only HITLER came to an end. In 1945, U.S.A attacked Japan, and this was it's way of declaring itself as the Superpower, but it was countered by USSR,and there starting The Cold War. Cuba Missile Crisis is one such example,followed by dilaouge exchange and other tensions. But right after the disintegration of USSR in december 1991, when under the leadership of Boris Yelstin, Russia, Ukarine, and Belarus declared that the soviet union was disbanded.
This ended the struggle for power, and making USA the ultimate superpower, and making ways for a bigger HEGEMONY.
Following benefits were enjoyed by USA after the disintegration.
* There was no opponent, or no other country as powerful as USA, no one could stand in opposition at the world stage.
* All the countries which were earlier part of USSR were now heading towards USA, hence taking it's strength and power to ten! East Germany is one such example.
*The new countries now adopted it's ideology of Capitalism,and hence increasing it's trade area. This time also witnessed America's dealing with China among others.
*NATO, the ultimate power source of USA, now added many other members, and hence making it unbeatable.
*This also strengthened it;s position in UN, and even gave USA the rights of a dictator. Gulf War 2 is one such example.
*Time and again, USA got to show it's hegemony without any fear since no one has the power to question its actions.
USA has always enjoyed massive power, and is not ruling just few countries,but almost half if the world directly or indirectly.
Its Soft power, Hard power, and Structural power are reaching new heights every then and now, and is on with it's Reign of Power, cruelty, politics, greed ever since.