Although the U.S and the Soviet Union had formed a military alliance to defeat a mutual enemy, the two nations – ideologically extremely different – remained cautious of the other. United States’ democratic ideals contradicted that of the authoritarian and communist Stalin, leading to increased tension between the two nations. The conflict between the two opposing ideologies escalated as the Cold War dawned upon the nations. Military, although never used to fight the other nation directly, was used to fight proxy wars in other countries; as both nations tried to defend their ideals and prevent the spread of the others’ ideology/sphere of influence aggressively (Lippman, 25). Proxy wars were fought in Korea, Greek, Afghanistan and Vietnam (Hurst, 130).
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 American War Against Fear World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, in which it encompassed the major nations in the world, including the United States of America. The aftermath of the war, in which the United States and its allied powers emerged victorious, should have marked a period of political tranquility. However this supposition proved incorrect, as the American ethos was ravaged by a state of political and military tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than a military conflict, the Cold War was an ideological war in which democracy and communism clashed. The Cold War fears of the American people, reflected in the mass hysteria behind the Red Scare and McCarthyism, was entrenched in the
How did the Cold War affect United States domestic policy and American society? Both socially and economically the Cold War affected the U.S.. It changed our foreign policies, and it forced us to go to space. So I will go over how exactly were we affected by this war. First off domestically, before the Cold War the U.S. was loose with their domestic policy but after it they were very strict with their domestic policy.
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. Would you believe this is the case, Rukaya, or do you think their are other factors involved? This is why in my opinion, is the reason the U.S. military invaded
The Cold War was made up of two sides, NATO and Warsaw pact. The NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization and it was the United States, Great Britain, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, and Denmark while the Warsaw Pact was the USSR, Eastern Germany, Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. The Cold War consisted of several different scenarios which caused the Red Scare, fear of Communism. Because this war wasn’t technically a fighting war, there was still several things they did to treat it as a war such as the arms race. Each country was trying to create a deterrent weapon so they would be seen as feared by the other country.
After World War 2, things got pretty intense between the former allies Soviet Union and the United States. For example, because the United States and the Soviet Union had different views and different stand on human rights, economic freedom, religious belief, self-determination and individual liberties, it sparks a war between them known as the Cold War. Now, the Cold War was different than any previous war that ever happened in history because this war was an ideological contest between the Communist countries and the Western countries. But let’s focus our attention to the man that was leading America after World War 2- Harry Truman. Now, many questioned “Who’s Harry Truman?” because everyone was already used to Franklin Roosevelt leading
The Cold War was the tense relationship between the United States (and its allies), the Soviet Union (the USSR and its allies) and the United Kingdom (The three main 'powers ' ) between the end of World War II and the expiry of the Soviet Union; i.e. the years 1945 to 1991. The Cold War started mainly because the United States did not gain trust against communists and the Soviet and USSR did not trust capitalists. So there was a cold relationship between two countries thoughts, activities and other things. After endings the World War II, the Soviet Union and the US both were clearly going to be the two powerful countries for some time to come.
If tensions do keep rising and another Cold War breaks out many Americans might not feel safe in their own homes. If you add this and terrorism together you will get a lot of americans who are upset at their national security and will want more security for themselves. This leads to more problems like airports making bag checks more stricts or require a full body search for everyone which causes many people to become angry. Another big issue with the possible return of cold war tensions with russia is nuclear weapons. NATO does a good job in
The Cold War was caused by political and military tension between the west and east and/or between the United States and the Soviet Union. This rivalry lasted most of the last half of the twentieth century, after World War II and the feud the two nations had. The growth in weapons of mass destruction was one of the biggest issues during this time because the damage that the weapons could do was at the time unthinkable, and a huge worrying issue. The making of nuclear weapons occurred during this time and was a magnificent scare to many people because of the destruction nuclear weapons can cause. After the Cold War the US became the sole world superpower.The Russian economy suffered after the end of the Cold War.