The Revisionist School of historians “placed the blame on President Truman and the demands of capitalism challenged this viewpoint” (Pipe 2007). Kennan, argues that the Cold War was not to “to blame the Soviets but to awaken American policy makers to the nature of the Soviet threat in the postwar world”. ( (T. J. White 2012) In conclusion, the various historians argue that both sides were responsible for the beginning of the Cold War. The revisionist approach argues that the origins of the Cold War were controversial and also remained very important in understanding the origins of the Cold War.
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This report is going to verify that Cold War is a war by the following evidences. The Cold War is the name of a term given to the relationship that developed between the USA and the USSR after World War Two (History learning site, What is Cold War, para.1). It’s a psychological and economic raise warfare between the most powerful states in Europe without any combating and weapons are in used. Despite they did ‘fight’ for prove that their beliefs and ideologies using client states that fought for their beliefs on their behalf; USA is capitalism or democracy and USSR is hold on communism (para.11). The Cold War was a state of economic, political and military tension between the one who win the World War II and its allies.
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The purpose of American government is to protect the individual rights of its citizens. The soviet regime stood for control. World War 2 had just ended, and these two super-powers were becoming agitated, leery, and even paranoid of looming intentions. Although U.S.S.R and the U.S. were allies in the war, the suspicion and distrust was radiating from both sides. The Verona Project ... ... middle of paper ... ...mic age is unimaginable.
The United States cannot be blamed without also blaming the USSR and Vice Versa. Both of the countries were aggressive with their foreign policy. Both of these countries were trying to attempt to 'one up' the other side in an attempt to push either communism or Capitalism until Europe. Therefore, both countries as well as Stalin are the main cause of the Cold War. Each country had their own responsibility in the outbreak of the war.
Each superpower, the United States, Britain, France and Russia had their own idea of how postwar Europe should look, and many of their ideas clashed. The Cold War arose not from one isolated event, but from the different ideologies and interests between the Soviet Union and the west. Also the Russian government was seeking revenge on the United States because the United States did not enter the war effort soon enough and that caused for more Russian casualties. After WWII After WWII, Germany was divided into four zones and occupied by Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union. Berlin itself was occupied by the western powers; however, it was surrounded by the Soviet zone.
Web. 6 Apr. 2014. Hoeppler, Christopher. "Russian Demographics: The Role of the Collapse of the Soviet Union."
The early years of the Cold War was the start of the conflict between the moat powerful two countries, which are the US, and the USSR. It made a smooth solution to Stalin and Truman’s aversions towards each other impossible, as the two powers could no longer compromise. The several reasons that developed the Cold war were the refusal of the Marshall aid, the policy of containment, and the clash of ideologies. The first thing that stirred the Cold war was the Soviets refusal to take the Marshall Aid, because they thought it was an attempt to make Europe dependent on the capitalist countries and in this way the Capitalist countries can expand their empire. Countries in that time needed aid so they will get easily convinced by ideologies to get the aid needed to keep on developing and recover from the previous war which was World War 2.Therefore, this created their own solution to the economic problems by introducing cominform to Russia and all of its satellite states.
The cold war era is when America was at its most suspicious and paranoid. The cold war grew out of tensions that were post WWII. Two worldly super powers clashed over rivalry and one wanted to have more influence. This rivalry went for almost half of the 20th century, and led to many international incidents that almost brought both powers to a mutual destruction. For the time of WWII the United States and the Soviet fought side by side as allies.