At the end of the second world war there was an argument about who was more responsible for the cold war the Soviet Union or United States. Many people thought that the Soviet Union was responsible because the ruling insecure the nation. The Soviet Union wanted to expand and influence the world wide. "Instead of continuing Roosevelt
Douglas MacArthur stated, “It seems strangely difficult for some to realize that here in Asia is where the communist conspirators have elected to make their play for global conquest, and that we have joined the issue thus raised on the battlefield; that here we fight Europe 's war with arms while the diplomats there still fight it with words; that if we lose the war to communism in Asia the fall of Europe is inevitable, win it and Europe most probably would avoid war and yet preserve freedom. As you pointed out, we must win. There is no substitute for victory.” Truman was in favor of containment, simply keeping North Korea north of the 38th parallel. Seeing this, MacArthur overstepped his bounds and openly criticized the President. Truman promptly had him removed.
Sir Winston Churchill was of the viewpoint that the free people of the world shall not be forced to live in a way they don’t like. He was in the favor of the democracy and the practice of democracy in the whole world not only in Eastern Europe or Western Europe. He wanted and highlighted that the Communist Soviet Union now Russia may take over the democratic Europe and force people to live in a communist society. Although the points highlighted by Winston Churchill arouse resentment among Russians it helped the world from a communist superpower. This also led to a cold war in the world among the two allies who were struggling for power but it also helped the democratic free people to live a free democratic
The Cold War put both of these nations at test to see who could succeed the most. Disagreement between the two superpowers, the U.S and the U.S.S.R is what started the Cold War, just as disagreement is the start of any other war. Disagreements grew and became feuds and feuds caused tension, which created an uncomfortable position and lifestyle for everyone. When the United States and the Soviet Union’s alliance ended, they realized they had different viewpoint on how nation’s should
Many presidents before Regan tried to threaten the Soviets and use force to end the Cold War. Regan wanted to try something innovative and distinctive. Reagan announced the new approach the U.S. would take to ending the cold war, which was going to be more encouraging and less threatening. (Pach Database) Regan said he was sick of fighting with the Soviet Union and wanted to try anything to end this dispute. His peaceful approach shocked the Soviets and was a big reason this non-violent war was ended.
As far as I’m concerned, unless we quit trying to kill each other there won 't be anyone left to rule the world. I don’t think anyone wants us here”. This shows that Robert Peterson a US soldier anger towards why the united states stepped in and how it benefit the United States. He knew it was to stop the spread of communism, but the united states was
Neorealism explained world politics better during the Cold War era when institutions were new and weak, and states were afraid of each other’s power, such as the United States and the then Soviet Union. Since then, however, neoliberalism and Keohane’s argument have provided stronger rationale for international
In June 1948, the Soviet Union blocked roads and railroads that led to West Berlin. The United States, Great Britain Second cause or factor that triggered the cold war is because US and Soviet Union want dominant the world (Rana, 2009). Each of the Superpowers saw the other as a threat to its continued survival. That’s why they want to take over other countries as a step to preserve their interest. Besides that, both countries had adopted several strategies to preserve
President Wilson shared his vision of a peacekeeping alliance between nations. He tried to shift the goals of alliances from supporting in war to helping to keep peace. Some European powers, however, were still bitter and didn’t feel like making peace, especially not with Germany, which was seen as the main aggressor in WWI. Also, Russia with its new communist government was not a favored treaty partner for western powers. The peace treaty of Versailles had created a lot of hatred between nations, especially Germany, which was left humiliated and isolated.
Russia and America were competent to fill this vacuum but instead of this they tried to decimate the German powers. This paved the way for Cold War. • Historical Causes: Some observers seek the causes of cold war in the Bolshevik revolution 1917. The western nations had been attempting to put an end to the USSR, for communism was a worldwide movement and aimed at abolishing capitalism. Britain granted recognition to the USSR in 1924 and America in 1933.
Imagine if you lived in a place where you had no freedom, and you were ruled by a man like Joseph Stalin. That is what it would be like in many countries if it weren’t for the United States’ policy of containment. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union wanted to take over other countries and make them have the government system of Communism. The United States didn’t like that, because they thought their governmental system of Democracy was better. As a result, the U.S. adopted a policy of “Containment”.
The long fall of communism was a necessity to the nature of history and peace. The point of the USSR was to compete with the United State until it would eventually destroy. Little did they know that the USSR and the rest of the Soviet Union and communist would fall instead because of lacking stability and leader. It was known that the first 2 nuclear powers were making bets that the other wouldn’t attack the other, but they would retaliate if they did. This then called for scientific and industrial advancements, investments, etc.
All of these operations were carried out to protect America as well as other countries from the spread of communism. However, Kinzer doesn’t make it seem that way. Notably, the book fails to discuss the state of the world. The United States and the Soviet Union were the two biggest forces in the world, were not happy with each other, and both had nuclear missiles. There was a lot of pressure to keep the Soviets as far away from American territory as possible.
I entirely believed that the US entered the Vietnam War because of the atrocities and mainly because they didn’t want the spread of communism, which I felt was the right thing to do. However, I disagree on the way America fought the war and on the way they end their involvement in the war. Communism was United States biggest issue concerning Vietnam. I believe that the US government entered the Vietnam War because they feared that the capitalist South Vietnamese were losing to the communist North Vietnamese and communist would take over. The US did not want communism taking over South East Asia because communist countries have dictators, and they didn’t another Korea.