Talking about the resolution of the Cold War, we can question ourselves if it evolved because the two sides misunderstood each other, or because they understood each other very well including their different national interests. In my opinion the war evolved due to the knowledge of the political position and ideas of both sides as well as their actions. They didn’t mistrust each other because they were armed, the were armed because they mistrust each other. Several points will be discussed in the paper, from the points of view from the authors, the ideals and historical facts motivating soviet leadership, prediction from U.S army movements concerning the future of the Soviet Union, the U.S. foreign policy, how did the Soviets interpret U.S. movements as a threat, etc.
Two main sources were cited and used in this work, “America should contain the soviet union (1947)” from George F. Kennan, and “Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov Identifies a U.S. Drive for World Supremacy, 1946”. Talking about what historic and ideological factors motivated the Soviet’s behavior, we can discover their principal ideology, the Marxian obtained from Kennan’s “The Sources of Soviet Conduct,” Foreign Affairs. Which meant Russian communism, this brought the attention of the U.S army and government due to its hard contradictory to their main ideology, communism. The Soviets wanted to expand and dominate borderline and nearby countries making them communist and offering them peace and protection so they can t...
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... nearby. He interprets anti-Soviet statements as a declaration of war and their seek for the world supremacy. Kennan’s and Novikov’s ideas can mirror each other in some ways, both understood that the U.S. wanted to contain the USSR from spreading, then both new that a war was going to evolve due to the steps taken by the U.S. army, they acknowledged that U.S. was seeking the world supremacy and that the WWIII was probably going to evolve due to their differences.
To conclude this work I wanted to restate my thesis, war evolved due to the knowledge of the political position and ideas of both sides as well as their actions. These ideas being capitalism in the U.S. and communism in the USSR, differed in various ways and evolving into what it is known as the Cold War. Both fought but only one achieved world supremacy, U.S. and the Soviets dissolved completely after that.
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