The Cold War Effects

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The cold war was marked by the existence of political and economic enmity between U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1945 to 1991. From the primary sources we discussed in class, it is clear that the rivalry between these two super powers was because of political and economic competition. The competition was between the communist of the Soviet Union together with its allies and the democratic capitalism of U.S. together with its allies. In addition, the rise of the cold war between 1945 and 1991 was as result diplomatic and military competition between the two nations. The period of cold war was characterized by remarkable increase in military spending, increased tensions, hyperbolic rhetoric by the two leaders of the nations and millions of World…show more content…
After the end of this war, there was tension and hard period that greatly affected many nations. This period was referred to as the “post war period” that led to huge global restructuring because of the invention of powerful forces like atomic bombs. In addition, there were many ideology, communism, and democracy differences between nations like U.S. atomic bombs created a dangerous atmosphere especially within America. As result of WWII outcomes, U.S. decided to change its foreign policy from isolationism to interventionism. This meant that U.S. would have direct involvement in the affairs of other states. Before the war, U.S. was not directly involved in the affairs of other states meaning it was neutral. The main aim of adopting the interventionism policy was to control communist influence in Europe and other states. Interventionism policy involved providing aid to European countries to rebuild again, being active in the NATO, UN, and military actions all over the world. However, United States did not abandon its policy of isolationism but instead it was actively intervening in world affairs. The U.S involvement after World War II led to a new geopolitical era in Europe. There was decline of great powers and rise of superpowers namely United States and The Soviet Union (USSR).the rise of these two super powers lead to creation of a bipolar world. U.S and USSR became the two competitors in the world.…show more content…
Holocaust had many effects to the people especially the Jews. One of the main social impacts is that it led to mass suffering and migration of Jews. It left many refugees especially Jews who lost family members and property. They faced unrelenting anti-Semitism in their home states. The main aim of the plan to slaughter Jews was to force them to move to their original countries. However, most of them were not willing to migrate because their homes had been destroyed. As result, millions of Jews were rendered homeless. The only option was to move into camps. There was huge suffering among the survivors because they lost all their property and family members. Both U.S. and Europe felt the impact of this plan because most Jews had to migrate to other states to seek refuge. The holocaust posed a big challenge on international trade because many states were against the policy. Germany could not trade freely with
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