As apparent in Document C, in which the quintessential “nuclear family” sits in a bunker, concerns about nuclear war stood at the front of the American ethos. This fear of nuclear war was also reflected in Document E, in which the question is posed of whether or not the “U.S. [should] take the first blow?” This question of “whether a policy of accepting the first blow may be the best one” became intertwined within the minds of the America people, heightening American fears. President Eisenhower, while addressing the issue of the Soviet Union and its subsequent tensions through nearly doubling “defense spending…of government spending” (Document H). However, the Eisenhower administration failed to successfully mollify these fears, apparent in the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, who pledged not to “dare to tempt [challenging nations] with weakness” (Document I).
Kennedy took a different, more violent approach in confining, and overall stopping the spread of communism. Truman said in his University of Washington Speech that money would be sent to any country that needed financial support in combating communism (Kennedy). In addition to this, he had the same views for military aid. His mission was to support any country fighting communism with the proper weapons if the Soviet Union were to attack (Kennedy). The biggest contrast between Kennedy and the other two presidents was that Kennedy was not afraid of war.
Both superpowers spent billions and billions to build up huge stockpiles of nuclear weapons,the end of the Cold War did not lead to the end of nuclear weapons (Turnbull 38). The soviets payed a lot on the military that helped them to bring an end to the Cold
The Cold war began because two sides had different views on communism. The Soviet Union wanted it to spread to other countries, while America wanted it to stop and have it disappear. Three main reasons why the war started was one, two sides of communism were being fought over, two, fear of one another, whether it is from being hurt or beaten, and finally, competition. Without any of these happening or being a part of the war, the Cold War would not have been the same. Without the Cold War, mistakes would not have been learned until much later, for the Cold War is a highly important event that happened.
Hitler realized that in the event of Operation Barbarossa, he could crush his way into the Russian heartland and destroy its industry while storing the oil Germany urgently required which would motivate him to lead a large portion of the world. Yet, to do that
The Cold War was the state of diplomatic hostility between the U.S. and Soviet Union in decades following World War 2. This ongoing conflict began in Europe of 1947 and progressed until 1991. The war was an involvement between the U.S. capitalists and the U.S.S.R communists, where each party wanted more control than the other country. Despite the fact the U.S. moved past the 38th parallel in the Korean War who at the time were against the North Vietnamese; the U.S.S.R. created tremendous amounts of diabolical conflicts through the manipulation of the Berlin Blockade, the rejection of the Marshall Plan, and the Soviet Union atomic bomb triumph. One of the key aspects to the Soviet Union 's escalation is the untruthful acts done in the Berlin Blockade.
Table 1: Examples for Logic Bombs 2 1.2. HISTORY OF LOGIC BOMBS The first logic bombs were invented by the US Military in 1980s after CIA had found out that the Soviets were trying to steal their computer programs that control oil and gas pipelines.  However, after being aware, instead of stopping the Soviets from stealing their computer program, the CIA wonks fiddled with the programs, and then they allowed the Soviets to steal the computer programs. The Soviets stole the computer program, installed the software and it wreaked absolute havoc in their systems.  After the installation, the program commanded the Soviets to pump the gas pipeline at its maximum volume, whereas simultaneously commanding to close the gas pipeline completely.
His speech said “tear down this wall”. Reagan’s speech was directed to Mikhail Gorbachev, the Former General Secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union. He wanted him to give the order to tear the Berlin wall down. Many people believed that it was Reagan’s speech was the main reason why the wall was taken down.The Soviet Union did agree, but there was already a tremendous amount of already damage done by
He ordered all farmland to be owned by the government which, in turn, resulted in a famine. The USSR was invaded by Germany, and that brought them into WWII. After WWII, the USSR had been creating Satellites by taking over countries. The U.S. was concerned about this, so the U.S. used containment to stop the spread of communism. This was because of the domino theory, where there was a fear of one part of Asia being taken over would result in all of Asia being taken over by communist rule.
And lastly, implosion of the Soviet Union. It involved two powerful men with opposing political beliefs, two leaders struggling to protect their countries. Weapons of mass destruction causing a nuclear standoff all resulting in the end of the Cold War. The leadership of Mikel Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan and their willingness to cooperate through reforms, negotiations, and policies, propels the Soviet Union and the United States forward into a mutual agreement to end the Cold War and to bring peace among their nations, but there would be many adversity’s and competitive obstructions in the way before a compromise would come to pass; from the “Space Race” to nuclear weapons such as the ballistic missiles. “The policy of mutually assured destruction (MAD), [was] where a nuclear first strike by one side would be met by massive retaliation.” Reagan, however, did not take favor the idea of mutually assured