The social processes can broadly be divided into two categories. One is associative social process and the other is dissociative social process. The process that make special contribution towards social differentiation, antagonism and division are called dissociative processes. Conflict, competition and mutual opposition are included in dissociative processes. Like co-operation conflict is also regarded as a basic action. In this context A. Small says that conflict is the fundamental form of opposition oriented relationship and dissociative interaction.
Marx 's conflict theory has a very distinct ideology, it is stated that it mainly focuses on the causes and consequences of class conflict between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The Bourgeoisie represented the members of a higher society which held onto the majority of the wealth and means also known as the owners of the means of production and the capitalists. While the proletariat class was constructed by individuals who belong to the working class or the poor. Focusing on the economic, social.
Historians have identified several causes that led to the outbreak of the Cold War, including: tensions between the two nations at the end of World War II, the ideological conflict between both the United States and the Soviet Union, the emergence of nuclear weapons, and the fear of communism in the United States. The Soviet Union wanted to spread its ideology of communism worldwide, which alarmed the Americans who followed democracy. The acquisition of atomic weapons by America caused fear in the Soviets. Both countries feared an attack from each other.