This terrified the USSR 's leadership, who feared being surpassed by the USA. As a result, relations broke down very quickly, and soon a Second Cold War had started. Reagan 's approach to foreign policy also helped start the Second Cold War. The Reagan doctrine promoted containment of communism. This was made clear when Reagan declared that any Soviet advance on the Persian gulf would be met with a nuclear response.
Kevin Marcotte Mr. Eaton Period: G 3/6/17 Guerilla tactics of the American Colonials helped their war effort Anyone who knows anything about the American Revolution knows that the Colonist’s militias were known for their battle tactics. They had multiple different tactics but most commonly know is their guerilla warfare tactics. Guerilla tactics were a major reason for the victory of the war. Instead of the traditional warfare Britain used guerilla tactics were more successful due to its sense of surprise. Although the British have fought wars all around the world they weren’t ready for these new tactics.
Fidel Castro had always had communist values in him when he overthrew Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista, which Castro took the place of. Cuba was not doing well as a country and the people were easily oppressed. Ties with USSR led to stronger communist feelings that the United States did not favor. Fidel Castro contributed to the already high tensions in the Cold War by letting the Cuban Missile Crisis occur, struggling
Arthur Schlesinger Jr, states that ‘the Cold War in its original form was a presumably mortal antagonism, in the wake of the Second World War, between two rigidly hostile blocs (1967, 22).’ The quote embodies the power struggle that was played out between America and the Soviets during the post war era. Historians and theorists have been drawing from ideologies and different international world orders to help gain an accurate understanding of the origins of the Cold War. In a bipolar world, as described by Waltz, neither major power seeks approval with one another; they just have to cope with one another, however within great-power politics who is threatening who can create feelings of uncertainty between them and then a Cold War is born (1988, 622). The orthodox argument makes the claim that the United States was responding to the threatening nature of the USSR, despite trying to integrate
The third is the fight for modernization and creation of new technology. The cold war was a war between the United States and the Soviet Union and allies of the two. The cold war was called that because no side ever dropped a nuclear bomb causing it to go “hot”. After World War II where both countries fought together tension grew when the Soviet Union began to take over eastern
Communism in the Cold War "The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want, they spread and grow in the evil soil of the poverty and strife. They reach their full growth when the hope of a people for a better life has died. We must keep that hope alive." as said by Harry S. Truman on march 12, 1947 in The Truman Doctrine. While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817).
This was an idea which was unthinkable just a couple months before, and now African Americans were in the government, deciding what bills to make, or pass. They represented the interests of all African Americans, and they started to make decisions based on ones which would make their lives better, because they still faced many hard ships even though they were now equal to whites. African Americans greatly shaped the outcome and consequences of the Civil War. They were the cause of it, they played a key role in the battles, and they effected the political make up regarding African Americans, of not only the South, but the whole country. If the African Americans had not played a role in the war, the north may have still won because of their size, but the odds are that there would still be slavery and or segregation in the United States
The cold war wasn’t just caused by the Russians vs Americans. It was Capitalism vs Communism, which is not constricted to just those two countries. The Soviet Union had a major flaw. A communist model usually requires a dictator and as history would prove they become power mad and usually mistreat their people.
"Angola spans around 481,226 square miles along the southwest coast of Africa, and is notably rich in mineral reserves, including oil, iron, copper, bauxite, diamonds and uranium" (South African History Online, 2000). With the plentiful amount of natural resources, the resource wealth became a means of funding the on-going war between UNITA and MPLA with both parties extensively and intensely exploiting the country 's oil and diamond reserves. During the years of civil war, UNITA was able to capture several major diamond mines (by capturing the areas of Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte Provinces) which served as a primary resource for financing arms and fuel and funding the guerrilla campaigns against the MPLA. UNITA financed itself with sales from diamonds, which came to be called “blood diamonds” for their role in fueling the war. The MPLA, on the other hand, relied mainly on sales of oil.
Also, Nuclear fear also was the characteristic of cold war, everyone at that time was fear of the nuclear war that was seemed to happen, especially at the time of Cuba missile crisis. Conflicts between capitalism and communism was also one of characteristic. Moreover, space race between US and USSR to compete the title of superpower should also be concluded as one of characteristic. Last one should be proxy wars, where a client state fights a conventional war on behalf of a superpower.