How Did The Cold War End World War II?

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After the end of World War II, another widespread, long lasting, war took place, named the Cold War, beginning in 1947, and did not end for over 40 years later, in 1991. Many historians agree that the Cold War began due to tensions between the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. Although, the conflicting points of view did not only last after World War II, they also lasted during World War II, especially after the common threats of Hitler in Germany and Japan were gone. After these large threats were removed, “the split between the allies was inevitable.” The allies, but more specifically, the Big Three, knew that they had to remain allied until the end of the war, despite their many conflicting points of view. But, as soon as World War II ended, the alliance could no…show more content…
The first reason being that the Soviet Union leader, Joseph Stalin, refused to join the United Nations for a long time. The second reason behind the growing tensions was the delay of the Normandy invasions on D-Day by the United States and Great Britain. Joseph Stalin believed that the delays were a part of a plot to allow Germany to weaken the Soviet Union. But, Eisenhower had really postponed D-Day and other military operations to allow the Allies enough time to obtain the landing craft needed. Then, a few days before the planned date of June 5th for D-Day, Eisenhower met with his advisors and reviewed the weather forecast. The one thing the Allies could not control was the weather, which was said to be supposed to rain on the planned date of D-Day, so Joseph Stalin faced another delay by the United States and Great Britain. The third cause of tension between the Big Three was conflicting views at the Tehran Conference in 1943. Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, did not agree on the amount of control Stalin would hold over countries in Eastern

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