The Cold War: Caused by the United States and the Soviet Union

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War. Humans have thrived from war for as long as we can remember. The United States has been fighting wars ever since we found the new country in North America that we now call the United States. We fought against our selves for the freedom of others. We fought in several world wars. We have always fought. But in the late 1940's “war” changed forever. This was well known as the Cold War. Why was this so different? “ The world had never experienced anything like it. The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States was a half century of military build-up, political maneuvering for international support (Hanes, Sharon M., and Richard C. Hanes).” This means that the world has always seen war as either hand to hand combat or gun to gun combat. With soldiers and foot patrols, but this was basically an arms race. Who was to blame for this struggle? I believe that the Cold War was caused by both nations. Before the war, “America had depicted the Soviet Union as almost the devil-incarnate. The Soviet Union had depicted America likewise so their 'friendship' during the war was simply the result of having a mutual enemy (Trueman, Chris).” In other words, these two super powers hated each other. The United States saw the Soviets equal to the devil and the Soviets made sure that everyone knew that the only reason they were fighting side by side in World War II was because they both were enemies with Nazi Germany at the time. Both were very powerful powers that would be able to fight side by side but still be enemies. This what made these two powers so unique. The steps leading up to the cold was a lot different then how other wars started in the past. It all started in the production of the atomic bomb from the Americans. Joseph ... ... middle of paper ... ...ave formed to the once “devil incarnate”. Works Cited "Cold War."Absolute Astronomy. Ed. AbsoluteAstronomy.com. 2009. Web. 22 Nov. 2009. . "Cold War."Ibiblio.org. University of North Carolina. Web. 22 Nov. 2009. . Gow, Catherine.The Cuban Missile Crisis. San Diego: Lucent Book, 1997. Print. Pages 10-16. Hanes, Sharon M., and Richard C. Hanes. "Cold War."Enotes.com. 2009. Web. 22 Nov. 2009. . Kort, Michael.The Cold War. Brookfield: The Millbrook, 1994. Print. Pages 34-46. Trueman, Chris. "What was the Cold War."History Learning Site. Web. 22 Nov. 2009. . Nathan, James. "Cuban missile crisis."World Book Student.World Book, 2009.Web. 23 Nov. 2009. Kaufman, Burton I. "Cold War."World Book Student.World Book, 2009.Web. 23 Nov. 2009.

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