S’s strong sentiment against communism led to changes in the economic policy towards Russia soon after the beginning of Cold War. Ideological differences between the two powers and Russia’s aggression in Eastern Europe only helped escalate the conflict and damage the relationships between the two countries. Pre-World War II, the fear communism and U. S’s distrust/hostility against the Bolshevik’s did not allow for any large-scale economic ties to blossom between the two countries (LaFeber, 57). However, as the fear of communism started to fade and as the Soviet Union started to work its way into European fear, commercial relationships began to establish between the two powers (Lippmann, 43). By 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was eager to establish a large-scale with Russia, negotiated with the Soviets allowing for economic relations to flourish.
Cold War tension between the Soviet Union and the United States transpired from different political, economic, and social visions of the postwar world. Although the United States and the Soviet Union worked predominantly together during World War II to defeat Hitler, both nations had a different range of view. The different views among the two nations arose during World War II. These different beliefs caused conflict between the Soviets and the U.S. who were now former allies. Both nations suffered the loss of many civilians as a result of World War II.
At the beginning of the 1930s the era known as the "Roaring Twenties" died and from it emerged one of the hardest times known to Americans. The 1930s were centered on the Great Depression and how to alleviate the millions of Americans who were affected by it. During this era, the American government, led by Franklin D. Roosevelt, attempted to reform the American economy and the lives of the American people. FDR's New Deal policies implemented in response to the Great Depression, were generally ineffective as they were unable to bring the lasting stability that Roosevelt originally called for. His New Deal policies raised controversy over the government's role in the economy and what some critics labeled socialist ideas.
After Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles nations of Germany had live miserable lives, because high inflation happened in Germany. Germany made a wrong decision when they had to pay money. Instead of taxing people to give money for the damage to Allies, Germany borrowed a lot of money from other countries. As a result they had to pay more money with a huge debt. However German government printed more money to pay off the debt but it caused inflation.
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.
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.
Not only did this war disparage their image to the external world, but it also created discontent within Russia itself. People were extremely unhappy with the Tsar because during the war, the people of Russia were supposedly “responsible” to help and produce military products and the pressure that was involved in that process was excessive. Furthermore, the condition of the Russian economy was not doing well before the war, thus the fact that the Tsar increased Russia’s military spending up to 50% worsened the economy. After the war, in terms of its military, Japan was seen as the strongest nation in Asia. They had built their military to become a modern one that can compete with the West .
One of the main reasons for the Axis losing the war, or the Allie’s winning it, was war production. The disparity between Germany’s, Japan’s, the Soviet Union’s, Great Britain 's and the United State’s resources played a consequential role in the turning point of the war in 1942. It was more than just the natural resources that caused this great divide; it was also the man- or shall we say woman- power that each country had backing them. Countries such as Germany barred women from entering a non-domestic workforce until they were so low on manpower and production that it was too late. While places such as the UK used women to the fullest extent in the task and labor force and even allowed them into low risk military jobs.
The defeat of the Germans by the Soviet forces was a major turning point in World War Two. Launching Operation Barbarossa is believed to be Hitler’s biggest mistake, since it placed Germany in a position where they would have to fight a two front war. Hitler had invested tremendous amounts of energy into a battle that could not be fought. He had failed to account for the conditions of the Russian winter that his troops would have to fight in, and the difficulties this would place for his operation. Hitler had many successes in acquiring land prior to this military operation against the Soviets, and upon losing this battle it resulted in a downward spiral of losses for the Germans.
The potential return of Cold War relations with Russia is scary but it can be prevented. If another cold war happens I don 't think we can do anything about it just wait until it passes. That 's why we need to prevent another cold war. We can do this by fixing our relationship with Russia right now. In the past we have seen russia as a weaker country and have never given them much respect.