Cold War: Causes & Effects

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What were the causes of the Cold War, and the most disappointing development of the post-war era? There were many complex causes of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. The US and the USSR always had their differences, especially when it came to the role of the government and economic structure. In reality, the only reason why they were on the same side in the Second World War was not because they supported or trusted one another, but because they had a common enemy, which was the Nazi Germany. Some American leaders, including the military general Patton, even suggested that the Allied powers should unite to defeat the Soviet Union's Red Army before they get to Berlin. After the Yalta Conference, the Big Three-Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill discussed the reorganization of Germany and Eastern Europe after the World War II. Roosevelt and Churchill insisted on giving countries of Eastern Europe free elections, hoping to establish democratic governments, and to separate Germany into four parts, each controlled by the US, Britain, Soviet Union ...

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