Evidence will include both, primary, and secondary sources including investigation about the Cold War, the origins of the musical genre. It will also include examples of songs, which reflect the effects the events had on them and the world around them. An analysis of these examples as well as the summary of evidence will be used to formulate a conclusion stating the impacts of the war on this specific aspect of culture. PART B: SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE (suggested word limit 500-600) The Cold War and its main events After World War II there were tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. According to History.com, this rivalry lasted from 1945 to 1980 and heightened tensions and a series of international incidents that brought the world’s powers to the verge of disaster.
In June 1948, the Soviet Union blocked roads and railroads that led to West Berlin. The United States, Great Britain Second cause or factor that triggered the cold war is because US and Soviet Union want dominant the world (Rana, 2009). Each of the Superpowers saw the other as a threat to its continued survival. That’s why they want to take over other countries as a step to preserve their interest. Besides that, both countries had adopted several strategies to preserve
The Cold War soon begins after the end of WW2 when Truman, the successor of Roosevelt became president in 1945 due to ideological differences between the two superpowers, United States and the Soviet Union. The Cold War had a massive impact on US politics as could be seen through the creation of political consensus between the Republican and Democrats in relation to the policy of containment that includes the Marshall plan, the establishment of the NATO, the NSC-68 report and also the Truman Doctrine as the response of George Kennan’s containment theory, which caused US politics to be specifically targeted at the Soviet Union. While there are political consensus to contain Communism, the Cold War had primarily polarised politics when McCarthy
For many years, The Cold War was the issue of a fierce debate regarding who or what exactly was the reason that caused it. On this subject, there are three schools of thought: the traditionalists, the revisionists and the post-revisionists. The traditionalists blame Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union’s expansionist and violent diplomacy for being the starters of the war. “Besides violating the agreements made at the Yalta Conference in February 1945, Stalin completely disregarded the United Nations because he intended to expand and dominate his sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.” (Nye 118). The revisionists kept insisting on blaming the American expansionism rather than the Soviet Union’s wish to spread communism into Eastern Europe.
The relationships between United States and Soviet Union had embittered long before the beginning of the Cold War. In 1939, it seemed “highly improbable” (Garthoff, 29) that the two nations would form an alliance due to Stalin’s decision to forge a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, to ensure security of his own country, in August of 1939 (Revelations from the Russian Archives). Stalin’s decision to form an alliance with Germany deeply affected the relationships between the two countries as Nazi Germany was one of U. S’s enemy during World War II. Additionally, the ways in which Stalin tried to establish security for his own country portrayed him as a potential threat amongst the Allies, especially the U.S and Great Britain. Furthermore,
The realization of nuclear war, in many ways, was a wake up call for America, the Soviets and the world. Certainly, both countries contributed to the causes of the Cuban Missile crisis, but it is hard to argue that both superpowers anticipated such a crisis. The nationalization of American Companies, the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the discovery of suspected missiles in Cuba by US spy planes were the main contributors to the Cuban Missile crisis. Luckily for the two superpowers, they were able to come to an agreement in which Khrushchev proposed to destroy his nuclear capabilities if America withdrew their missiles from Turkey. If this had not been reached, the picture today would be bleak.
A characteristic feature of the US postwar international policy was the practice of the economic diplomacy for achieving the political goals. The latter were declared in the Truman Doctrine which was publicly announced on March 12, 1947. The basis of this doctrine was the policy of containment of Soviet Union expansion in the whole world. It aimed to justify the US intervention in the internal affairs of other countries, unleash the cold war, and escalate the international tensions. The US former Vice President Henry Wallace characterized this doctrine as “crazy step toward the war, which caused the crisis in international relations” ().
To create it he was based on leninism and marxism, stalinism is considered by historians mainly because it was a very extreme totalitarianism. He used propaganda, secret police and terror to induce his thoughts. Stalin created thirteen plans to boost the Soviet Union economy and his control. The most important ones were the first plan in which he induced the collectivization of the farms (successful), the second plan had the main objective to boost Russia’s steel production in order to surpass Germany’s production. The third plan had the objective of preparing Russian for the second world war against Germany and relied on boosting military supply production, the fourth and fifth plan focused on rebuilding Russia after the WWII.
‘Truman was responsible for the outbreak of the cold war’. How far do you agree? Thesis: Truman was to blame for the outbreak of the cold war due to these actions: The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagazaki, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshal Plan and the creation of Western Germany. 1)Truman is to blame for the outbreak of the cold war due to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagazaki. After the World War II there was a lot of tension between the superpowers of the world.
It is a historic event that affects the decision-making process of Russia. Russian nuclear physicist Evgeny Velikhovt said that the Chernobyl accident gives Russia a clear image of how a nuclear war would be like and put forward the thoughts to ease the nuclear arms race with the United States (Gardels,