The US and Russia never fought directly, but they were both involved in many situations. One of the primary examples on this topic can be considered the Vietnam war. The West had a persistent goal in stopping communism. They believed in the policy of "containment", "By the time World War II ended/most American officials agreed that the best defense against the soviet threat was a strategy called "containment" (Cold War history) (2014, March ). In efforts to follow up on this, the US entered Vietnam due to the expanding Soviet influence there and to aid South Vietnam against North Vietnamese attacks.
The Eisenhower Administration responded to the USSR’s satellite with educational and technological programs to advance their space program publicly. Sputnik appeared to be a sign that the Soviet Union was “winning” the Cold War; therefore the United States implemented action in order to surpass the Soviet’s accomplishment. The United States and the Soviet Union entered into an extensive space race to fuel propaganda for their countries. The ability to display on television, America as having the first man on the moon was a powerful way to influence social and public opinion without putting any boots on the ground in the sense of
Washington backed Egypt and Israel along with the support of Syria which was considered more radical regimes became allies of the Soviet. Both United States and Soviet supported different sides in the Middle East Arab-Israel conflicts. United States backed the Zionist state, which a policy supported by Americans of Jewish affiliation and United States became Israel’s main diplomatic sponsor and weapons provider. Whereas, the Soviet Union supported the cause of Arab nationalism and Palestinian statehood, this followed by the wars erupted in 1956, 1967 and 1973. While all these conflicts the Washington and Moscow had found a common language in order to communicate and work together to prevent themselves from the case of any wars.
The United States of America failed in preventing the Communist takeover of Vietnam and had to reexamine its policy and initial involvement in the region. All around the world including UNO criticized the American involvement in the Vietnam War. Failure of US in this war was a big setback for the American hegemony. After that incident, USA never tried to use the forces in Southeast Asia. In case of North Korea also it is using diplomacy policy and trying to solve the issue with the help of dialogue because they are well aware that, military action may lead to Vietnam II.
At the war's conclusion, most of Europe was occupied by the allied powers, while the United States and the Soviet Union possessed the two most powerful military forces. The Soviet Union created the Eastern Bloc of countries that it occupied, and used them as satellite countries to spread their ideals in the Warsaw Compact. The United States and various western European countries began a policy of "containment" of communism and forged alliances to end communism, including NATO.In other regions of the world, such as Latin America and Southeast Asia, the Soviet Union created communist revolutionary movements, which the United States and many of its allies opposed. Many countries were prompted to align themselves with the nations that would later form either NATO or the Warsaw Pact, though other movements would emerge. The Cold War saw periods of both heightened tension and relative calm.
These confrontations have seen the world potential nuclear power threat. During the cold war period USA was able to become the leader of the capitalist world, the survival of Western civilization and the guarantee of liberal-democratic values in the west. At the same time, it became clear that the US sought to obtain political and economical supremacy throughout the noncommunist world that is why Europe and Japan were persistently resisted. However, classical isolationist policy of the US that America have been spending during the 150 years, has transformed from protectionist into very active foreign policy. Korean war itself has been started as a civil war between North and South Korea but it suddenly changed its status and became an international conflict, when USA
They viewed the conflict as a colonial war and a continuation of the First Indochina War against forces from France and later on the United States. The Americans government viewed its involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam. This was part of their broader global policy, ultimately aiming to stop the spread of communism in the
III. THE COLD WAR Short Approaches The term "Cold War" was first used by The British writer, George Orwell, in 1945 to deplore the worldview, beliefs, and social structure of both the United States and the Soviet Union, and undeclared state of war that would come to exist between them after the end of World War II. After that the “Cold War” word introduced to public by Bernard Baruch and Walter Lippman in 1947, which describes the relationship between United States and Soviet Union. The United States and the Soviet Union were an alliance with France and involved in World War I and II. In the World War I, Germany, Austria, and Turkey also make their alliance and work together.