In WWII, United States and the Soviet Union fought together against the Axis powers. Even if the relationship between the nations was tense. Americans knew of communism in the Soviet Union and they were concerned about the Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s way of ruling his country. The Soviet Union did not like the American refusal to treat the USSR as part of the international community, and the United States taking too long to get in WWII, that ended in the death of millions of Russians. When the war ended these conflicts ended up in the two countries not trusting each other.
Ever attack on Russia became stronger and stronger, and many actions by the US during the war pointed to the fact that America could not be trusted. These things resulted in the great Cold War between the East and the West the dominated world politics and threatened world peace for the next 50 years. Americas slow entry into the war showed restraint. The US could hardly have entered earlier because of the state of its military. The year before its official entry into World War II it spent building up its military machine.
The Cold War began after World War two leaving the United States and the Soviet Union two of the strongest allies fighting against the Axis. Even though they had a strong allied relationship, the two countries did not always agree on the same ideas. For example the United States did not agree how Soviet Union was a communist country under Joseph Stalin’s rule while they believed in capitalism. The United States had no take over the Soviet Power and was one of the strongest countries militarily at the time. 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.
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.
As the Cold War progressed there is much blame to go around, but it started with President Truman. With fear of the United States falling back into the Depression, President Truman used post WWII fallout to justify the Soviets as and enemy and in turn start the Cold War. By looking at the progression of events, and Truman’s actions, it cannot be clearer that he manipulated his citizens to march forward into a war that would last for many years to come. The end of WWII certainly left more questions to be answered than ones resolved, but the two key questions for the United States were: What happens with Europe now? And, what do we do with our war dependent economy?
In response, the Americans used military force to clear the routes to Berlin and eventually the western allie... ... middle of paper ... ...money trying to counter the shield, and that’s what contributed to the Soviet system downfall. In conclusion, the Cold War was a conflict between the two major superpowers over political and military power. It is still undecided when the Cold War was finally over but 1940 – 1980s is commonly used. According to the textbook by McCauley it ended in the early 90s. Either way, the cause of the Cold War was that the Soviets were trying to expand their communist beliefs all over the world and the US was against this; that’s what created the tensions.
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.
The Cold War had a great impact on very nearly all parts of American society. Social hostility between the United States and Soviet Union had both positive and negative effects. Fear between the two nations created political tensions; some of which about made another World War. Different economic views added more problems among the people, and competition led to spending too much money for the military. Due to the war's massive impact, the Cold War was the potential turning point of almost the second half of the twentieth century.
The Cold War was a state of economic, political and military tension between the one who win the World War II and its allies. Honestly, USA and USSR are afraid that if they’re directly fighting each other, they both will be exhausted (Korean War Commemoration, What was the Cold War, para.3). Therefor, they do use the client states to create a small fight; however that has instigated many of proxy war and many changes in world map. This war was ended in 1991 with the annulment of the USSR. According to Alexander Moseley, he assumes that each definition has its strength and weakness, but often is the culmination of the write's broader philosophical p... ... middle of paper ... ...r of this report is the definition of a war.
What the Cold War became was distrust between Nations that caused conflict and tension between these nations. The two major countries involved in the conflict were the United States and the Soviet Union. Both of these nations distrusted each other and were unable to negotiate the issues that were fostering the Cold War because of the distrust that they had for each other. The United States and its allies were concerned that Russia was a communist county, ruled by a dictator who cared little about human rights The United States accused the Soviet Union of seeking to expand their version of communism throughout the world. 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.