As apparent in Document C, in which the quintessential “nuclear family” sits in a bunker, concerns about nuclear war stood at the front of the American ethos. This fear of nuclear war was also reflected in Document E, in which the question is posed of whether or not the “U.S. [should] take the first blow?” This question of “whether a policy of accepting the first blow may be the best one” became intertwined within the minds of the America people, heightening American fears. President Eisenhower, while addressing the issue of the Soviet Union and its subsequent tensions through nearly doubling “defense spending…of government spending” (Document H). However, the Eisenhower administration failed to successfully mollify these fears, apparent in the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, who pledged not to “dare to tempt [challenging nations] with weakness” (Document I).
He reflects on the partisan competition in Washington and the political power of military officers. Pearlman makes the point that both Truman and MacArthur did not meet their objectives and by 1953 both men were out of power. Pearlman relies on archival material that was available since the fall of the Soviet Union to clarify the conflict between Truman and MacArthur. His focus is on military, political analysis, and diplomatic history. The historical significance is that is revealed the internal domestic conflict between the president and its military
Once we hit syria with missiles Vladimir Putin 's office said that it was significant blow to their relationship with the United States while the Prime Minister of Russia said that this missile strike destroyed any relationships between the two countries (Baker). The thought of another Cold War is scary for many Americans including myself. The last Cold War changed a lot of American lives. Many Americans felt unsafe especially during the Cuban Missile crisis. If tensions do keep rising and another Cold War breaks out many Americans might not feel safe in their own homes.
showed their policy of containment is at the Cuban Missile Crisis. At this event in time the U.S.S.R. had missiles in Cuba that threatened the U.S. In (DOC A) it tells the president that they need to take the U.S.S.R. with caution and distance. The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the times they had to take it with distance and precaution. (DOC D) shows a map of what happened at this dangerous event.
The relationships between United States and Soviet Union had embittered long before the beginning of the Cold War. In 1939, it seemed “highly improbable” (Garthoff, 29) that the two nations would form an alliance due to Stalin’s decision to forge a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, to ensure security of his own country, in August of 1939 (Revelations from the Russian Archives). Stalin’s decision to form an alliance with Germany deeply affected the relationships between the two countries as Nazi Germany was one of U. S’s enemy during World War II. Additionally, the ways in which Stalin tried to establish security for his own country portrayed him as a potential threat amongst the Allies, especially the U.S and Great Britain. Furthermore,
The Cold War did occur after WWII between the United States and The Soviet Union at the time of President Ronald Reagan administration. The Soviet union and its government had the ideology of spreading communism around the world. The United States was against communism and this why the country went to war with Vietnam. "Containment" was the ultimate goal by the U.S. to preventing communism from happen worldwide. My perception of the Cold War and the War on Terror is due to the lack of the United States government to understanding other countries language, culture and way of life.
The Cold War was a tension between United States and the Soviet Union in 1945 until 1989. Some of the causes that led to the Cold War is the Red Scare, and Nuclear Arms Race. In the early 1950s, a threat posed by communists in the United States called the Red Scare. The Nuclear Arms Race was a completion authority in nuclear warfare between the United States and Soviet Union. They used nuclear weapons to fight with in the Cold War such as the AN-22 gravity bomb and ASMP attack missile.
I feel this fact is vastly overlooked because the ideological oppositions in the war was a major player in its existence in general. owing to that fact, the Gorbachev administration, who came into power in 1985 began to implement programs to rejuvenate the soviet economy, as it was severely lacking. The Glasnost and Perestroika initiatives opened up incentives for Soviet citizens as well as provided the once shackled eastern bloc and Soviet citizens new freedoms they never previously possessed (The End). Lowered barriers allowed for access to printed materials and the greater opportunity for travel, which in turn brought new understanding to Soviet officials, and helped to establish the “new methods of thinking” that characterized the Gorbachev administration (Détente). Very accurately put, Freedom is very addictive (The End), and not many that experience such a thing are quick to go back to previously restrictive regulations.
Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy were the two representatives of the countries that tried to claim this land. The Cuban Missile was a duel between the U.S. and Russia. Over 13 days the U.S. and Russia were in a political and military standoff in 1962 when Russia put Soviet missiles in Cuba. John F. Kennedy notified the Americans that he was going to enforce a naval blockade to stop the Russians from going into Cuba. The Americans were
The Cold war began because two sides had different views on communism. The Soviet Union wanted it to spread to other countries, while America wanted it to stop and have it disappear. Three main reasons why the war started was one, two sides of communism were being fought over, two, fear of one another, whether it is from being hurt or beaten, and finally, competition. Without any of these happening or being a part of the war, the Cold War would not have been the same. Without the Cold War, mistakes would not have been learned until much later, for the Cold War is a highly important event that happened.