The Cold War is a term developed to represent the antagonistic relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union between the mid 1940s until the end of the 1990s. The development of tension between these two countries represented two differentiating perspectives on ideological that also impacted the rest of the world. As a result, I believe the Cold War still has an impact on our world today due to the constant issue of the security dilemma as well as the current relations countries have with each other.
After the German invasion of Russia during World War Two, the U.S and the Soviets became allies and had a mutual beneficial relationship in terms of U.S help in the Eastern Front for the Soviets, and the strategic opportunity it posed to the U.S in terms of the Second World War, however as world war two ended there was no common enemy for the Soviets and U.S to relate too, and as a result it became evident that the relationship was in decline between the two nations after World War Two.
Causes of the Cold War included the struggle between conflicting values, those of Democracy in the West and statism in the East. After WWII the re-establishment of Eastern European countries destroyed in the war led to much disagreement about governmental structures, the West wanted Democracies with capitalist systems while the East (USSR) wanted a communist regime. The USSR would then be able to use the countries as buffer states against any further attack. This attack on the Soviets that might come would not take long to go through the buffer states protecting them against the new mechanism of war. World War II had created fear in the Soviets, mainly because of the use of the Atomic Bomb, and therefore they pushed towards nuclear technology. The label "iron curtain" was placed on the barrier existing between the Soviet bloc and the rest of the world, this idea was pushed by Winston Churchill to further British power in Western Europe. Forty-six years of a blind war followed and the West and the East fought "a war of nerves."
The Cold War is the rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States that followed World War II and shaped world politics between 1945 and 1989. There are many things that could have set off the start of the Cold War. Some historians believe that it was one thing and other people may believe that it was something else that had set it off. There are many origins or causes of the Cold War.
The Cold War began as two prevailing world powers, the disputation between the Americans and Soviets in Europe (Brands, Breen, Williams, Gross, 2009). It escalated due to the representation of capitalism and democracy in the United States and the communism and dictatorship of the Soviet Union. The Cold War brought many changes to the United States. The War became a central influence on many aspects of American society socially, politically, and economically (Brands et al., 2009).
After World War II, the US and Soviet Union became enemies and entered a Cold War. The two countries had been allies in the fight against Nazi Germany but tension developed as the two countries emerged from the war as global powers. The allies had teamed up because of need, not desire. As the Soviet Union sought to spread communism, capitalist America adopted a policy of containment. Their growing suspicions of each other led to the Cold War, an indirect conflict that stemmed from a fear of nuclear destruction and was fought by each country supporting different international conflicts through aid and acquisition.
The Cold War is the long time war that was taken among the former USSR and the United States of America, and the war started immediately after the end of World War II. This war was essentially a clash, or a war, of two different ideologies; the Capitalism and the Communism. The Collapse of the former Soviet Union and its transition toward the free market economy proved that capitalism and its principles as the proper way of life.
Tensions were running high post World War II, everyone struggling for the claim of power. It was these same struggles for power that lead to the start of the space race, arms race, and Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union were experiencing the most of these tensions. The two super-powers to competing for influence on other countries. The Cold War was a political and Military War, done with very little actually fighting. The war was not actually “cold” though, the war was very real and very dangerous. Both countries had a constant threat to the other, and another World War could have sparked at any moment.
The Cold War was a rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II and its impact were universal and last to half way through the 20th century. At this time the world was divided in two; the capitalist led by the United States and the communists led by the Soviet Union. It began in 1947 and last to 1991. The people in the Western nations were conditioned that communism was the root of all evil while the people in the communist nations believed the Western was filled with greedy leaders. The Cold war was impacted by Mccarthyism, the Vietnamese War and contributed to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Cold War was a period of time from 1947 to 1991 where there was conflict and tension between the United States and the U.S.S.R. The United States was capitalist, and the U.S.S.R. was communist, thus forming a great deal of tension and conflict. The tension culminated into starting one of the first wars in the Cold War, the Korean War. The United States would take position in South Korea, while U.S.S.R. would take position in North Korea. The political division of Korea would lead to conflict and warfare between North and South Korea.
The cold war as many of us know was basically the tense correlation between the United Sates along with its allies and the USSR with its allies that occurred between the ending of World War ll and the termination of the Soviet Union. Numerous people believed that the cold war was primarily a competition between both parties but it was actually a lot deeper than that. Both fought one another on cultural, ideological social, political and even technological ideals as well. Ironically the United States and the Soviet Union did fight together as allies against the axis powers during War World ll. Nevertheless, their relationship was very apprehensive. The United States had been cautious of the Soviet Unions inclinations toward socialism. Socialism
The Cold War was a time after World War II when the USA and the Soviet Union became rivals seeking world influence. Right after the fall of Germany under the power of Hitler, the Soviet Union was attempting to control Eastern Europe while most of the west was determined to keep that from happening. This rivalry grew to form two major Factors, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization versus the Warsaw Pact. NATO was made up of the United States, England, France, and West Germany while the Warsaw Pact was made up of pro-Soviet countries,such as the USSR, and all the countries controlled by the USSR. In a lot of ways, the Cold War was just a battle between capitalism and communism. By the 1950s, the worlds power was comprised of two superpowers,
In October of 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union came to a climax in the display of power and dominance that we know as the Cold War. The world was almost brought to a devastating nuclear war. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the most controversial event in what we know as the Cold War.