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.
With the world on the brink of possible Nuclear Armageddon, the tension created from the Cold War affected the whole world, let alone just the USA and Russia. Every nation was impacted in some way. The Cold War was an era that consisted of tension, panic, Nuclear rivalry, and proxy warfare. The US and Russia became superpowers in the absence of Germany, numerous conflicts broke out throughout the world, and the resulting tension escalating pushed many individuals in the world into a mindset of paranoia and panic. The possible future was looking grim for many who feared the war of Capitalism versus Communism.
The reason they were called Death Marches is because many Jews died on these marches. (Rogasky, Barbara Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust) The Nazis had planned this all out. An entire state bureaucracy was created with the task of make sure everything went smoothly as they killed over 6 million Jews and 5 million other undesirables. Undesirables were homesexuals, POWs, Gypsies, and Poltical Prisoners. The Nazis developed the technology and
After the Second World War, a state of political tension arouse between the powers in the eastern part of the globe and powers in the western part of the globe. This state of geopolitical tension was termed as the Cold War. Complex interrelationships and competition between the Soviet Union and the United States gave rise to a sustained struggle for global domination from 1945 to 1990. I argue that, although the Cold War was primarily constructed as a conflict between the First World and Second World, it’s outcome was thought to be determined in this third world. This is supported by the extensive attention given by America and Soviet Union in the domestic affairs of emerging third world countries.
This was shown from the expansion activity. The mastery of area conducted by the United States and the Soviet Union brings out the balance of power in terms of economy, politics and ideology. Both that superpower country did expand ideology to other countries. Various methods were used, even in the form of economic aid, military cooperation and also in weaponry. In brief, it was the divergent aspirations, needs, histories, governing institutions, and ideologies of the United States and the Soviet Union that turned unavoidable tensions into the epic four-decade confrontation that we call the Cold
III. THE COLD WAR Short Approaches The term "Cold War" was first used by The British writer, George Orwell, in 1945 to deplore the worldview, beliefs, and social structure of both the United States and the Soviet Union, and undeclared state of war that would come to exist between them after the end of World War II. After that the “Cold War” word introduced to public by Bernard Baruch and Walter Lippman in 1947, which describes the relationship between United States and Soviet Union. The United States and the Soviet Union were an alliance with France and involved in World War I and II. In the World War I, Germany, Austria, and Turkey also make their alliance and work together.
They happen because of a reason based on the issue that comes up in the international system, and most of the reason is because of the power of the states. Actually, in this case, the main cause of The Cold War was the unbeatable power that USA and USSR had at that time. Because of that unbeatable power, security dilemma, arms race and balance of power happened in the international system and as the result The Cold War happened between USA and USSR. “Neither side ever fought the other directly in a hot or “shooting war,” due to the looming threat of a nuclear war.” Back in 1945 when The Cold War started until 1980 when The Cold War ended, neither side ever used hard power or used it directly to the opposite side. The war between USA and USSR were in the arms race between them and also they were spreading ideology to other states in the world.
Watching the USSR’s gradual climb to power, the U.S. found it important as the police of the world to keep the USSR in check. Through this paper, I will talk about how the ignorance of the governments led to the conflict between the superpowers. Stalin’s use of repression in the early 1950’s to quickly accelerate the development of the USSR showed the world success could be achieved without a miraculous economic boom the U.S. had. This success was adored by many third world countries and former imperial countries as they believed that they could do something similar in order to increase their own prosperity. What they did not realize was the amount of
These confrontations have seen the world potential nuclear power threat. During the cold war period USA was able to become the leader of the capitalist world, the survival of Western civilization and the guarantee of liberal-democratic values in the west. At the same time, it became clear that the US sought to obtain political and economical supremacy throughout the noncommunist world that is why Europe and Japan were persistently resisted. However, classical isolationist policy of the US that America have been spending during the 150 years, has transformed from protectionist into very active foreign policy. Korean war itself has been started as a civil war between North and South Korea but it suddenly changed its status and became an international conflict, when USA
Since its establishment, the United States of America’s strategic foreign policies have adapted and expanded with the evolving world. The country’s use of soft and hard power politics from the Cold War to the present, highlight the country’s adapting foreign policies in a diverse world. There are many factors that play a major role in how foreign policy is developed. For example, national security, public opinion, humanitarian issues, and differentiating ideologies, all can provoke global issues. Every situation requires a different reaction.