The cold war was a battle fought against the Soviet Union in order to not have communism continue expanding, that resembled over the US containment strategy or in other words stop an enemy's expansion. The cold war was one of the wars that was more verbally addressed than physical. Only two battles took place during its presence. The U.S was able to dismantle the soviet union and made them become smaller republics as well as gave other places their freedom back. They were also able to take down the Berlin wall that was one of the largest symbols during the cold war.
Competing perspectives and human decisions led to violent conflicts throughout the 20th century. By analyzing different perspectives of the countries that are blamed for starting Cold War and the ideologies that were imposed in the other countries. Two different political systems led to further conflicts of the Cold War. The Soviet Union during the Cold War was a communist country. Stalin wanted to expand the spirit of communism in the world.
The Arduous Struggle Against Communism The Cold War was not the stereotypical war, instead, it involved many different strategies and approaches to try and resolve a conflict between two great powers. Although the United States and Soviets had fought together during World War II, they soon entered a time of pressure between the two, better known as the Cold War. The textbook explains the policy of containment as a way of fighting communism with the use of the military, military aid, and economic aid(Ayers,et al 819). The three presidents that were in office during the Cold War preferred using different aspects of the policy and each president’s mistakes helped influence the next president 's choices. Before the Cold War, Truman had been the one to make the final decision to use the first nuclear bomb and he saw the devastation it had brought with it.
It can be inferred that the person would be in favour of a revolution for equality rather than the passive method of distribution of wealth. This proposes the best way to create equality and prosperity for society is to destroy the social structure. The source, regarding the issue of the status quo in society, is a resolve that connects to communism. Communism is a rejection of liberalism, meaning that it proposes violence in order to create change. In the source, the man contains collectivist ideals, explaining that a laissez-faire economy causes problems within the working class.
The spread of communist ideals was the main cause of The Cold War; the political and economical differences between the Soviet Union and the United States of America created high tension between such countries. As a capitalist country, United States wanted to promote democracy and free markets, while communist USSR wanted to make sure that the communist ideals spread all over the world. After World War II ended, the Soviets created a sphere of influence in which they established communist governments in several other countries. This angered and worried a lot the United States so they created the Containment policy and formed NATO to try to stop the spread of Communism. In return, the USSR formed the Warsaw Pact to formalize military relations with its allies and spread communism in third-world countries.
However, one must understand that the struggle for national security does not always denote conflictual situation, and it can also entail cooperative situations. Conflict during the Cold War were expressed throughhard military means such as military coalitions, strategic conventional force deployments, and espionage, as well as soft means such as extensive aid to client states, massive propaganda campaigns, rivalry at sports events, and technological competitions such as the Space Race. The US and USSR became involved in political and military conflicts in the Third World countries of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Both the super powers invested heavily on their allies and satellite states in order to consolidate their political and economic
In his “Moscow and the Marshall Plan”, published in 1994, Geoffrey Roberts seems to have combined his research interests by writing about the origins of the Cold War and particularly the role of the USSR in it. To be more precise, he argues that the ideological shift within the Soviet Union after the World War II with the following misinterpretation of the U.S. foreign policy in general and the Marshall Plan in particular led to the USSR “embarking on its Cold War” (Roberts 1381; italics added); i.e. since “Soviet ideology, like any other, was more than a set of beliefs”, but “a language of political communication” (1382), it influenced the USSR’s reception of the Marshall Plan and led to the eventual estrangement of the two superpowers and, finally, to the Cold War. He also argues that prior to 1947 both sides – the USSR, as well as the USA – were trying to cooperate and coexist peacefully with each other (Roberts 1382).Thus, as well as Leffler, Roberts does not seem to believe in the inevitability of the Cold War proceeding only from the mutual exclusiveness of the USA’s and the USSR’s ideological natures from the very beginning. Yet, as already mentioned, the author claims that ideology was the main reason why the Soviet Union did eventually launch the conflict.
Its writers such as Albert Mathiez and Albert Soboul, reflect their political positions within the French Communist Party, and their influence on events such as the Russian Revolution. (1) In Soboul’s writing, using a Marx’s socio-economic foundation argues that the Revolution occurrence was an essential social and economic transformation of French society. This “bourgeois” revolution reflects the middle-class formation of consciousness, and it’s uprising to overthrow the Ancien Regime, the political elite of the time. Soboul asserts that the revolutionist consisted of “capitalist,” that comprised a conscious middle class, and this was the revolutionary push from feudalism to capitalism. (2) The distinction from feudalism to capitalism demonstrates an essential element signifying the importance of the Revolution in Marxist views.
While free trade aims at attracting more consumers to increase sales turnover and generate more profits, fair trade aims at educating the consumers about the benefits of producing goods without the exploitation of labour or the environment. Thus, fair trade mainly thrives on the demand created by the consumers for such products. Free trade can benefit everyone, the developed and developing world. (Hufbauer, 2008) Free traders believe the best way to lessen poverty in the long run is to permit free trade while fair traders think that opening trade will even further make rich nations becoming richer and poor nations becoming poorer. But there are many ideas on having a managed fair trade which will generally result in sustainable long-term prosperity and equality between
The Cold War effected the Middle East, Afghanistan, and African nations in many ways. The Soviet Union and The United States wanted to gain the support of all other nations by joining alliances, dividing the world into NATO and the Warsaw Pact and further creating tension. The cold war led Africa to create new nation states since the colonial masters were no longer in control, resulted in the soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and other conflicts in the middle