Was Cold war an inevitable result of the World War II?

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Introduction In my essay I would like to examine the idea of Cold War being an inevitable event or an events which could have been avoided. The end of World War II was the key element, because it did created freshly minted world with the US and the USSR standing against each other as two superpowers trying to surpass one another. Another important factor was their nature, which I would like to examine more closely from the USSR point of view and of course from the US point of view. I consider understanding the nature of both countries vital in order to understand the whole meaning of the Cold War, because there is no clear definition whether the Cold War was an inevitable event or not. Both sides will blame each other for being responsible for the increased tension in Europe that lasted for more than 45 years, but the truth is there is no clear guilty party, it all depends on your point of view and in this essay, I will present my perspective and my opinion regarding this topic. I would also like to mention the fact why there was no Cold War after the World War I, because the situation was similar. In the final part of my essay I would like to present the key arguments and action that occurred and led directly to the outburst of the Cold War itself. Contradictions between USSR and the US (Allies) during the World War II When the WWII was at its beginning the USSR relations with the US were not exactly good, this was attribute mainly by the fact that USSR signed the non-aggression pact with Germany called Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, which apart from the friendly foreign policy also included an economic agreement, which committed the Soviet Union to provide raw materials, oil, gas and food products to Germany in exchange... ... middle of paper ... ...e twentieth century and beyond. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2008. 216-242. Friedman, Norman. The fifty-year War: conflict and strategy in the Cold War. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. Howard, Michael, and William Roger Louis. "Part III. The Cold War." The Oxford history of the twentieth century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. 151-202. Print. LaFeber, Walter. America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1966. New York: Wiley, 1967. Saull, Richard. "Constructing a Post–War Order: The Rise of US Hegemony and the Origins of the Cold War (London: I.B. Tauris, 2011), 327 pp.." Cold War History 13, no. 4 (2013): 566-567. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14682745.2013.849022 (accessed May 3, 2014). Veselý, Zdeněk. "Poválečné období a studená válka." In Dějiny mezinárodních vztahů. 2nd edition ed. Plzen: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2007. 334-438.

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