You And The Cold War

analytical Essay
1384 words
1384 words

The term "cold war" first appeared in an essay written in 1945 by English writer George Orwell titled You and the Atomic Bomb and is defined as a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures that don’t utilize warfare. The international conflict we know as the Cold War is one of, if not, the most bizarre periods in the long, ridiculous history of worldwide conflict. For forty-five years, it drove the political status of the United States and the Soviet Union and also cost both sides a ton of time and resources. It altered the destinies of smaller countries that were dragged into the control of the superpowers and escalated the viciousness of civil wars. Through the Space Race, the Cold …show more content…

The United States countered this Soviet extension and purposeful publicity with an arrangement of regulation, first with the Truman Doctrine that helped out Greece and Turkey, and again in 1948 with the Marshall Plan for Europe's monetary reproduction. In addition to these regulations, the United States continued to aid nations under Soviet control and harassment such as the airlift to Berlin, the peak of the Cold War that demonstrated the deterioration of relations between the wartime allies and both sides' insistence on maintaining a presence in Berlin, and the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1949 to counter Cominform. Aside from the Berlin airlift, the Soviets exploded their first atomic warhead in 1949, which ended the American “monopoly” on the atomic bomb; at the same time, Chinese communists came to power in mainland China and the communist North Korean government, under the support of the Soviets, invaded the U.S.-supported South Korea in 1950, sparking the Korean War that lasted until 1953. Amid the Eisenhower organization the United States and its partners looked to manufacture an overall arrangement of military agreements to contain communism which incorporated the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization of 1954 and the Baghdad Pact of …show more content…

The war has allowed the US and the Western world avoid and prevent Communist rule and without American intervention, communism might have dominated Europe and other parts of the world. Today, as seen in politics and the media, the Cold War helped form modern day alliances and hostilities between nations; the constant competition between the United States and the USSR in the war had brought forth much of the advanced technology and resources that have made breakthroughs in today’s modern technological status, including space travel due to the events of the Space Race, as well as better knowledge of artillery and military technology from the intensity of the Arms Race. Although global conflict is never a good thing, the Cold War had so much of an impact on modern-day culture, technology, and so much more that our society would be decades behind if the Cold War had not

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the cold war was one of the most bizarre periods in the long, ridiculous history of worldwide conflict.
  • Analyzes how the us and the soviet union fought together as partners against the axis powers. the relationship between the two countries was strained.
  • Explains how the united states countered soviet propaganda with the truman doctrine, the marshall plan, and the north atlantic treaty organization.
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