The Soviet Union had grudges held against the United States, like not entering the war soon enough causing many of the Russian soldiers to die, which also added tension to their alliance. Their tensions in their alliance soon were cause of the Cold war. First, the United States feared that the Russians would try to take control and influence the popularity of communism to other countries. Next is that fear had become a reality when the Soviet Union aimed to increase communism control and spread it through out the world. The United States had developed the atomic bomb and dropped it on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Soviet Union wanted to gain information.
The Civil war in Russia in which Western powers unsuccessfully intervened, dedicated to the spreading of communism. This fueled an environment of mistrust and fear between Russia and the rest of Europe. The United States pursued a policy of isolationism; however the situation became one of dislike rather than conflict. Stalin was afraid of oppression he tried to form an alliance with the democratic Western powers against Nazi Germany. This plan failed and in nineteen- thirty nine Stalin signed the Nazi-Soviet pact with Hitler.
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.
Before the Potsdam conference in 1945 many changes took place. For one, Roosevelt died so his vice, Harry Truman replaced him. Also Churchill lost the election back home so Attlee was voted in as Prime Minister. The Allies were growing more suspicious of each other. Stalin wanted complete control over Eastern Europe, therefore despising his approval of the free elections of Eastern Europe.
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.
When the war ended these conflicts ended up in the two countries not trusting each other. After the war the Soviet Union fast expansion in Eastern Europe made many Americans fear that the Russians had a plan to control the world. At the same time, the USSR perceived that Americans intervening in international conflicts with a hostile way, none of these two countries have completely the blame for starting the Cold War, they both took place in starting the cold war. There also many other causes that started the Cold War like: the American fearing a communist attack, Truman disliking Stalin, the Soviet Union fear of the American atomic bomb, USSR’s disliking capitalism, America refusing to share nuclear secrets, the USSR feari... ... middle of paper ... ...ems and growing political ferment in the Soviet Union, Premier Mikhail Gorbachev took charge in 1985 and introduced two policies that redefined Russia’s relationship to the rest of the world: “glasnost,” or political openness, and “perestroika,” or economic reform. Soviet influence in Eastern Europe waned.
After defeating Germany, the allies did not agree on how to European map should look like and how borders should be drawn. Each side had dissimilar ideas on the establishment and maintenance of post-war security with the Western allies desiring a security system established by democratic governments permitting countries to resolve conflicts through international organizations. The Russians on the other hand, with an enormous death toll (estimated at 27 million) sought to increase security by dominating the internal affairs of countries that bordered it . During the ending period of war, Stalin had made in place special training centers for Communists all around the world so they could set up secret police forces loyal to Moscow as soon as the Red Army took control. Soviet agents then quickly took control of the media, the radio especially, and then banned al... ... middle of paper ... ...to the Soviet Union who had many reasons to want to punish Germany with all the loss they had.
It was a time of reconstruction. However, in the interim years of the Second World War, a new form of war quite unusual ensued. A war of ideologies arose between two major powers that had emerged after the Second World War - the Soviet Union and the U.S. This war came to be known as the Cold War. The cold war was a complex phenomenon because it rarely entailed armed battles.
Soon the Soviet Union's policy in Europe has become very aggressive, while the U.S. tried to make every effort to stop the spread of communism. Disastrous for the Cold War era was the time when NATO's military unit located in Germany was divided into two states. Then the Soviet Union failed to establish a military bloc, but that's why they established their control of economic unification of the Eastern European countries (ESPT).Rivalry between the superpowers and the two systems involved Asia. Chinese revolution, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War – a Cold War implications. Formidable competition reached the limit of the superpowers during the Caribbean crisis, when the communist-ruled Cuba, the Soviets deployed medium-range missiles.
Brittan and the United States (Led by President Truman) wanted to help Germany recover and to prevent large areas of Europe from coming under Communist control. They did not trust USSR since Stalin had signed the Nazi Soviet pact in 1939.Russia believed America was a capitalist democracy, which valued freedom. Stalin wanted reparations from G...