One of the main causes that had started the cold war was Europe , Britain and the Usa believed that some areas of europe were falling under communist control .Even though the two countries never really declared war on each other they did fight indirectly. The Cold War was a long time of fighting between some of the Western side of the country and the communist countries of Eastern Europe. The west side was led by the United States and the Eastern side was led by the Soviet Union. It started in 1945 and ended in 1989 . The Cold War had started just after World War II had ended in 1945 .
The U.S and Russia were never friends just simply war allies working against a common foe. Following WWII the U.S and Russia sought to spread their government influence of capitalism and communism with the world. With differences in ideas the U.S feared that communism would take over the world and it was their job to allow each nation the freedom to be govern by the people. The cold war was never a direct war but more of a series of proxy wars. The countries never declared war on one another but rather contained the expansion of each other’s influences.
Not only was this a sign that the world did not cooperate with each other, but it was also another sign that explained why the nations did not meet frequently at the World Court, which was made to solve arguments. There were many arguments between key European nations, such as Britain, France, Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary. They eventually split into two groups. Germany was a major threat to the world, especially when World War II broke out, but this is discussed
President Wilson shared his vision of a peacekeeping alliance between nations. He tried to shift the goals of alliances from supporting in war to helping to keep peace. Some European powers, however, were still bitter and didn’t feel like making peace, especially not with Germany, which was seen as the main aggressor in WWI. Also, Russia with its new communist government was not a favored treaty partner for western powers. The peace treaty of Versailles had created a lot of hatred between nations, especially Germany, which was left humiliated and isolated.
I think the most significant cause of WW1 was the alliance system. This was most important because different countries would not be involved if they weren’t allies. Before the war happened, Russia, France and Britain had formed an alliance- the Triple Entente. All three countries think that Germany would be a threat to them. Russia thinks that Germany’s army base is too big; UK thinks that Germany’s wealth and navy increased to threaten UK; The relationship between Germany and France had been sour as Germany stole a land from France, and had been in a long-standing feud with Germany from then.
First, it was obvious to the creators of the wall, the communist East German government, that there was something strange going on when the people of East Berlin would suddenly go missing. Then they figured it out, they were fleeing to a part of the country that was not governed by communist rules, West Berlin. So, they wanted to find a way to keep their people where they could control them, and so they build the Berlin Wall to totally surround West Berlin (BBC Writers). They began construction on the wall on the night of August 12, 1961. While doing so, they hoped to stop, or more accurately to scare away, the people planning on feeling to West Berlin.
To examine the Cold War consensus, one must discuss the Cold War. The Cold war was the tension between the United States, standing for capitalism, and the USSR, standing for totalitarianism and socialism, following World War II. Although it was not a physical war between the two superpowers, many proxy wars had came out of it as way to spread or combat communism throughout the Free World. The Free World, as the U.S. came to define it, did not necessarily mean free as countries were being ruled by military regimes and dictatorships, but free from communism(70). During the Cold War, the spread of communism frighted the American People.
Since the alliances were a secret, the European powers did not who to trust and were really suspicious of one another and because of that their diplomats were not able to find the solutions to the crisis before the war broke out. The alliances were made in case of a war so it increased the tensions and turn into a contest within the European powers as to who could get more guns, tanks. Within four years after the formation of the Triple Alliance in 1907. Germany built nine dreadnoughts (fightships) and as a result Britain built eighteen. This way all the European powers were ready for war in 1914.
As Soviet Union was communism country, contrary to capitalism applied in other European countries, USSR could not build up relations with the Great Powers and properly cooperated with them, even though both of these countries desired to hinder Germany’s expansion. The mistrust owing to the difference of ideology facilitated the signing the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939. Thus, Germany could ensure USSR not to be engaged in the beginning of WWII, and thereby avoiding to fight a two-front war. That is to say, the signing allowed Germany to start WWII more confidently, and it was somehow because of WWI. In conclusion, with regard to the occurrence of the WWI and WWII, they were advocated based on different factors and implied different meanings but both of them left the world significant influences.
Competition with each other for better nuclear weapons and space arms all contributed to the increasing tensions between the two countries. The Cold war was also caused by mistrust,misconceptions,and misunderstandings on both sides. There were many things that led to the Cold War. It can be summarized into two main points: the competition and growing tensions between the USSR and USA due to their political difference, the nuclear arms race. The first and biggest cause of the Cold War was because of President Stalin and President Truman’s political differences and their mutual distrust towards each other.