Emerson Miranda APUSH 03 - 12 - 2018 P5 Short Answer Rewrite 2.) The Cold War lasted for around 45 years. Throughout these years many U.S Presidents have come and gone, but the President that made the most significant impact during the Cold War would be John F. Kennedy. To start, the Cold War wasn’t at all a physical war between two countries that were using soldiers and military weapons. In reality, it was a geopolitical tension/war between two power countries in the Eastern bloc (USSR),and the Western bloc (United States). Both countries the U.S and USSR took part due to having different ideologies. Due to the fact that the U.S had been a capitalist country, and on the other hand the USSR being a communist country. At that time …show more content…
And for me John F. Kennedy had the most significant impact in the war. As a president he was not willing to back down against the Soviets and continued as a strong leader. Due to this, President Kennedy was able to avoid a full scale nuclear war against the Soviets. Demonstrated his leadership skills in tough situations such as the Cuban missile crisis. The Cuban missiles crisis was a confrontation between the U.S and USSR about the concern of ballistic missiles deployment in Italy & Turkey, with Soviets stacking ballistic missiles in Cuba. Also the way that President John F. Kennedy was able to make a treaty, Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on July 25, 1963. between the U.S and USSR to make sure both sides aren’t testing nuclear weapons in open air or in the …show more content…
The USSR had ended in 1991 due to the fact that the last leader for the Soviets, Mikhail Gorbachev, resigned from his position as President. Making the 45 year long Cold War come to and end, making it for the U.S a tremendous success for them. The Cold War was not a physical war at all by having any country invading another, and the use of soldier/military weapons. In reality it was geopolitical tension between the U.S and Soviet Union about different ideologies. The U.S being a capitalist country and USSR a communist country and both having their different beliefs between one another, sparking some tension. Also the way that USSR was trying to spread their ideology thought Europe and Asia such as; Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Africa, Cuba, etcc. Making the U.S not a fan of the Soviets intention and becoming more against the Soviets. But after 45 years of the Cold War Soviet Union had come to an end making it a victory for the U.S. Countries that once before were in control by the Soviet Union had now gainde independence and were able to do as they want and follow their own believes. Countries that had become independent were; Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Albania, etc… This cause for free open market between the new countries forming by allowing for those countries to be able to take part in trading with the E.U and countries following the ideology of democracy rather than communism. And
Imagine two superpowers, once allies, now enemies. Weapons of mass destruction; stockpiled, but never used in battle. A war, never fought. From 1945 through 1950, the wartime alliance between the U.S.A. and Soviet Union deteriorated. Several times, during the next four decades, these powers clashed, though never physically.
The Cold War began around the time the wartime confederation between the United States and the Soviet Union broke down, during the years 1945 - 1950. The battle between the two dominions, communism and capitalism, battle for more than 40 years. The Cold War essentially began with empty threats about bombing each other with weapons including nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles resulting in nothing but a game of I guess you can say “one on one basketball”. There were two sides to this war the entire time but the main countries that were battling was the United States and the Soviet Union. The United States, along with Canada and ten other nations of Western Europe, signed a treaty known as the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO) in 1948.
Modern History Draft Containment During the Cold War there were many different and defining factors that affected the run of the course of this war. Something that affected the Cold War to a large extent was the American policy of containment which was designed to stop communism and their methods to do so. As America was a country that would normally stay within their own boundaries when responding to troubles. The Cold War, in particular, was a different war for America as they felt that they needed to get involved in this worldwide event.
The whole world watched in horror as the two biggest superpowers in the world went into a silent, nuclear battle. The world was praying that nukes wouldn’t get fired, because both nations had them. The war was fought under several United States presidents. The Cold War was fought throughout the presidential terms of Harry Truman (1945-1953), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961), John F. Kennedy (1961-1963), Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969), Richard Nixon (1969-1974), Gerald Ford (1974-1977), James Carter (1977-1981), Ronald Reagan (1981-1989), and George H.W. Bush (1989-1993). Each president took a very different approach on trying to deal with the USSR.
In Dr. Seuss’s, The Butter Battle Book he uses seemingly harmless items to make connections to the cold war, a potentially deadly war. He does this by using symbolism and themes to bring attention to the matter. Seuss wrote the book to show how bad an arms race and specifically nuclear weapons are for the world. .He also uses more specific examples to add meaning to his story. Some of these include the “Big Boy Boomeroo” that symbolizes the atomic bombs, Grandpa and Van Itch representing the armies of the two countries in the cold war, and the fight of two different ideologies, the allies a more democratic ideology and the Soviets a communist regime.
The Cold War was an event that directly impacted and influenced many aspects of American society during most of the second half of the 20th century. It mainly intensified due to the antagonistic values of the feuding America and Soviet Union who were each representative of opposing principles. Because they were the two remaining superpowers to emerge from the conflict of WWII the contention between democracy and capitalism soon became a global conflict. The Cold War was unlike any other in the sense that it was as much of a propagandists war as one that included direct military engagement. Although the Korean and Vietnam Wars were important examples of military intervention by the Americans in the name of containing communism these wars did
The statement “the cold war never ended” is relatable because the cold war was basically the whole world pointing nuclear weapons at each other seeing who would fire first and seeing who they would fire at and why. This, as many people know is still going on today with countries like north korea, russia, and even the united states. The cold war was the time from 1949 to 1992. this time was fighting for civilians all around the earth because they knew that at any given moment a nuclear missile could be fired off to wipe out a huge population in their country. The first country to actually fire off a nuke towards another country to cause harm was the United States of America.
After the end of World War II, the world was in a state of recovery. Two countries, however, remained at war with each other. Not a war like that of the World Wars, but instead a war in which both sides remained idling, ready to attack if necessary. This was known as the Cold War and it was fought between the United States and the Soviet Union. It is said that the conflict between these two superpowers stemmed from how the recovery after WWII should proceed, as both countries had very different ideas in mind.
This led to what is known as The Cold War. The Cold War was a period of time where tensions were extremely high between Soviet Russia and The United States of America. The Cold War not only included the United States of America and the Soviet Union, but also included other countries like Cuba (another communist country). Cuba was the Soviet Unions ally so they naturally had to side with them.
The Cold War lasted for a total of 45 years. This period of hostility short of open war between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from 1946 until 1991, according to the National Museum of American History. “A sphere of influence is a metaphorical region of political influences surrounding a country. When a country falls into another's "sphere of influence" that country frequently becomes subsidiary to the more powerful one, operating as a satellite country or de facto colony.” (The Free Dictionary, Sphere of influence).
The Impact of the Cold War Can you imagine a war that lasted nearly 50 years and was the cause for many developments in military and technology, but contained no fighting or battles? That war is the Cold War. The Cold War was a conflict between the world’s two superpowers at the time that was a power struggle between them and resulted in many technological advancements and a major arms race, though it never reached a point of actual armed combat. It began after the end of World War II, in 1945, as a result of tension created during the war, and lasted a bit over 45 years, ending in 1991. The two main contenders in the war were the United States and the Soviet Union, though some other countries, such as Cuba and Turkey, were also involved.
The cold war was a fundamental clash of ideologies and interests between the United States of America (USA) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). A US historian, Anders Stephanson, defined the essence of the Cold War as two sides who denied each other legitimacy as a regime and attempted to attack each other by every means short of war. The cold war era lasted between 1948 and 1989 while there was intense hostility, however they were alternated with two periods of détente. Ultimately, it was the ideological differences between the two superpowers that resulted in the beginning of the cold war.
History is all about inspiring speeches, gruesome wars, and unexpected events that decide the course of the future. The Cold War is not an example of a war, but a highly important event, considering there was no actual fighting. The Cold War started because the Soviet 's wanted to spread communism, but America was getting in their way to stop it. Three major factors also contributed to the conflict of war, the most obvious one being the U.S. wanted to stop communism, another being both the Soviet Union and the United States were afraid of each other, and finally competition, because everyone needs some good competition. These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used.
The Cold War was a series of events that was caused by the battle of Capitalism vs Communism that ranged from 1947-1953. This was all because the US and USSR believed that the countries that were left with no support after Germany's reign in World War 2 should have their political views. It took place in Cuba, Vietnam, Korea and many other countries in Europe. The creation of NATO, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam war are prime examples of why the US is to blame.
September 2nd 1945, quite after WWII the two most powerful nations in the world broke into a war of pride and power, which is known as the ‘Cold war’. They battled relentlessly for a reputation that would be honored for a long time. It was a long period of tension between the USA, and the Soviet Union. These two nations worked to be the greatest in the world through politics, weapons, and science. These two countries became known as ‘Powerful’ nations.