Cold War Conflict

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Issue Paper One The Allied Powers had conflicting views and ideologies on various visions for Europe after the war. These conflicts were political, militarily, and social. Another big conflict that created an uprising for the cold war was mistrust between the two powers. These conflicts not only created war but affected the whole world. Nations like the middle east, Afghanistan, and Africa were greatly affected. These conflicting ideologies are main factors that led to the cold war, which destroyed many economies and nations, cost many lives, and the suffering of middle eastern countries. Both the United States and Soviet Union thought their ideologies and political views were the best solution for Europe and the rest of the world. The…show more content…
The Soviet Union leader, Josef Stalin, did not trust the western allies to begin with, after World War I. The Soviets now controlled half of Europe and Berlin under communist power. The United States and the United Kingdom did not want Europe under communist ideologies. Stalin felt threatened and closed routes to Berlin, but the blockade ended, and the Allies combined. The United States envisioned to avoid soviet expansion, but democratic idealism instead. The United States gave military aid to prevent soviet expansion. Each thought that their own language, views, and ideologies were the only valuable and worthy visions. Initially, the United States mistrusted the Soviet Union after World War I for taking Russia out of the war, opposed of a communist driven state, and did not trust the soviets as an ally of Nazi Germany. Soviets distrusted Americans because of the delayed attack on Germany. These issues created tension between the superpowers even before World War I…show more content…
Communists believed that if the world was under strict control and supervision they could ensure safety, no more war, and world peace. The United States and western world believed that people should have free-will and a less controlling government. Democracy was more prominent than communism in most of the western world, so the Soviet Union sought after the middle east to take control of. These countries in the middle east needed leadership and the soviets saw that as an opportunity for them to spread their ideologies. The Cold War effected the Middle East, Afghanistan, and African nations in many ways. The Soviet Union and The United States wanted to gain the support of all other nations by joining alliances, dividing the world into NATO and the Warsaw Pact and further creating tension. The cold war led Africa to create new nation states since the colonial masters were no longer in control, resulted in the soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and other conflicts in the middle
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