In conclusion, a post-World War II conflict arose between the United States and Russia as a result of growing distrust between the two opposite nations. The Cold War was fought between the US and Soviet Union as they both tried to spread their governmental policies to other countries. Through conferences and changing control of postwar Europe, the two nations acted against each other to preserve the interests of their countries and sought to beat one another in a postwar race in power.
In his book Cold War: The American Crusade against World Communism, James Warren discusses the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, its causes, its consequences, and its future. Warren also analyzes why the United States was so afraid of communism and how this fear controlled both U.S. domestic and foreign policy. In George Washington’s Farewell Address, he warned future leaders to avoid foreign entanglements. However, the United States strayed away from this policy in 1941 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. From then on, the United States realized that with its great power came great responsibility.
Dear President Bush, I would like to advise you on the causes, course and effects of the Cold War in hopes that you this will help you in shaping your current foreign policy. The Cold War is a term used to describe the intense rivalry and strained relations between the two superpowers that had arose after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union. This period of hostility mainly resulted from ideological differences, and mutual distrust between the two blocks. Following World War II, Germany and Berlin were divided into four zones. Each zone was controlled either by Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, or the United States.
Cold War - The Changing Relationship of the Superpowers The United States and Soviet Union, the single most important rivalry of the twentieth century, started as a partnership. This irony was caused by the fact that the Germans were taking over Europe, which forced them in this relationship. Once Hitler was eliminated and Berlin destroyed, the tensions began rising. These two nations had completely opposite ideologies from the economic system to the political system. The changing relationship has evolved from a forced partnership, a possible world war and now finally a steadying friendship.
Russia, under Lenin's rule called for a world revolution and brought the United States into it. It was not until after WWII, that the cold war really began, when the political power of the world shifted from the center of Europe to Moscow and Washington. The Cold War began after the collapse of Germany in May 1945(http://www.coldwar.org/indexrus.html). The creation of the cold war came from the disagreements for postwar Europe and the Far East. 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 United States had developed the atomic bomb and dropped it on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Soviet Union wanted to gain information. If the Soviet Union have had had the access then they could have used the atomic bomb to enforce the spread of communism. Also the Soviet Union expanded into countries after the war that would soon be introduced to communism and United States did not want communism to spread any father than it already had. The Soviet Union wanted to expand their borders in order to gain more protection. The two countries had completely opposite ideas of how to run and manage a country, which in return created chaos and was the core cause of the Cold War.
To what extent were Stalin's pre-Cold War actions the reason for the cause of the Cold War? Between 1945 and 1991, military and political problems appeared between the powers of the Eastern and Western Bloc. Stalin's insistence upon the Soviet Union taking control of Eastern Europe was not after was not without justification. Stalin wanted Soviet control of the nations of Eastern Europe, which American's viewed as Stalin wanting world domination. ; all this commencing the start of the Cold War.
The History of the Cold War The Cold War is the term used to describe the intense rivalry between the United States and its allies and the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics and its allies. The Soviet Union and its allies were refereed to as the Eastern Bloc and the United States and its allies were referred to as the Western Bloc. The Cold War period lasted from the mid-1940’s until the late 1980’s. During this period international politics were shaped by this intense rivalry between this two great blocs of power and the political ideologies they represented. The United States and its allies represented democracy and capitalism while the Soviet Union and its allies represented communism.
This created a setback for America as they were no longer the sole owner of a functioning nuclear weapon. This began the war against the communists and the capitalists, as demonstrated by the Korean War in 1950 and the Vietnam War in 1954. During these wars, communism was battled by fighting with efforts to contain the advancement of the Soviet’s efforts. The wars shaped U.S. foreign policy because they were able to determine which alliances could benefit America and help them to remain the strongest superpower in the world. To conclude, the Red Scare changed the American society abroad and at home by getting involved in the elimination of Soviet communist transmission to the world.
For many the growth in weapons of mass destruction was the most worrying issue. The Cold War is also said to be the conflict between the Communist nations led by the Soviet Union and the democratic nations led by the United States. This war was fought by all means of propaganda, economic war, and occasional military clashes. The ends of World War II lead to the start of the Cold war. The US, Britain and Russia were only allies because of a common enemy – Germany; Russia was communist and the US capitalist and democratic; Both the US and Russia emerged from the war as super powers; Europe was divided between the parts retaken by the Russians and the parts retaken by the US and Britain; The iron curtain is a metaphor for this division.