During the Cold War was based on two different types of beliefs called Communism and Capitalism and both the U.S. with its own allies and the U.S.S.R. Its Communist allies are equally to blame for starting the war. When the Iron curtain was around the East European government adopted a communist system and fell under the control of the U.S.S.R. The Iron Curtain, political, military, and mysterious barrier raised by the Soviet Union after World War II to seal off itself and its dependant Eastern and Western European allies from open contact with the West and other non-Communist countries. (Document 1)
Sam Robert’s article, “A Decade of Fear” explains how McCarthyism turned Americans against each other by spreading the fear of Communism. Senator McCarthy informed the citizens of America about Communist spies deep within our government on February 10, 1950. He states “ I have here in hand list of 205-a list of names that were made known to the secretary of state as being a member of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the state Department.” This quote proves that McCarthy did infact say to the public that there were Communist spies in the United States. It spread fear into the citizens because they were afraid that the country will turn Communist because of the Russian spies in the government.
Intro- The cold war was not a common war. It was a war fought without any physical weapons. It is the exact opposite of a hot war, example WWII a war with harmful weapons is a hot war. This specific cold war started in 1945 between the United States and the Soviet Union but they were never seen on a battlefield.
Although the United States and the Soviet's relationship had been strained before the war. During World War II, they collectively became allies when Hitler broke the Non-Aggression Pact. This was unlikely for the two countries because (refer to the issues they had prior to WWII). Even though this occurred they stayed allies through WWII until Stalin wanted a Western Front. What were the leading causes and factors that caused the Cold War?
Are politics deadly? Those two words are scarcely used in the same sentence. Yet the cold war showed the dangers of politics due to differences in ideology and government. The cold war began because of the United States and the Soviet Union’s differences in leadership. Each was threatening the other's government type and threatening their society.
When you think of wars, you think of physical fighting, blowing people up and guns. The cold war is not that type of war. The cold war was a war that was all stregrey and no physical fighting. Russia and the US did eventually fight each other. Russia was communist which means they are a one party state, no differences social classes.
The Cold War period had been a time of great competition between the allied powers and there were arms and space races but once the Atomic bomb had been invented, there was no turning back. There had been quite a bit of history between the Americans and the Japanese but had it been enough to make the USA go ahead and bomb Hiroshima aswell as Nagasaki three days later. Had there been proper reason to go ahead with these actions or were there ulterior motives in the mixture too? At the end of it all, the Americans acted out of greed and vengeance while the Japanese were left to fend for their land.
Canada has many factors that cause it to be the strong and independent country it is and is seen as today. The cold war is a factor that shaped Canada’s independence and why people see Canada as such a strong country. Canada joins the U.N( United Nations). The U.N was created Oct 24, 1945. The U.N is an organization of countries that work together to prevent war, improve living conditions in other countries, defend human rights etc.
“Mankind must put an end to world war or war will put an end to mankind.” (John F. Kennedy). Before the Cold War, the world was in the second world war of the century, soldiers not only killing soldiers, but also civilians. After World War II countries tried to get freedom from the countries that colonized them. Before the Cold War only one country had and dropped a nuclear bomb, but that would not be the case during the Cold War.
The Cold War was so called because of its lack of direct fighting between the two major powers. Instead, it was a proxy war, in which smaller countries fought on behalf of the primary powers. It escalated as a result of the ideological opposition between American capitalism and Russian communism and became a prominent factor in American life during the second half of the 20th century. As the two dominant powers following the second World War, contention between the two became a global conflict. The element that made the Cold War different from other wars was its significant use of propaganda, but its impacts were hardly “cold”.
After World War II the alliance between the USSR and the United States, which was forged out of necessity in a fight against a common enemy, quickly broke down. The end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations elevated the United States to being defender of democracy and the free world, putting America directly at odds with the USSR and its communist allies. The result of this tension was the Cold War which lasted from 1945 to 1991, although some people would say that the Cold War never truly ended. During those years, the USSR and the USA partook in an arms race the likes of which the world had never seen before, climaxing with a record breaking 60 megaton hydrogen bomb by the Soviets and putting a man on the moon by the American.
The Cold War The relationship that developed between the USA and the USSR after Second World War is called the cold war (Saull, 2001).it was a time of the tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. A Cold War leftovers in opposition to a hot war which is made up of fights, similar to the World Wars (Saull, 2001, p. 32). The potential for struggle was more important in the cold War. While the United States and the Soviet Union did not fight each other physically, they did as such through others in Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.
The Cold War was a period of extreme hostility and tension during the late 1940s to the 1980s between the United States of America and the Soviet Union. It began shortly after the end of the Second World War and is called a ‘Cold War’ due to the fact there was no actual war between the two nations, but a high level of threatening behaviour towards one another. In regard to the main cause of the Cold War, there are arguably several reasons. The invention of nuclear weapons played a part because it meant that they had the ability to cause severe damage to each other, therefore making each nation worry and fret over whether they could trust the other to not try and attack to gain power. Key individuals, particularly the leaders of the two countries
The division of the Korean peninsula was a result of World War II, and after the Japanese surrender in 1945; the peninsula was split between the United States in the south, and Soviet Russia in the north. In the 1950’s war emerged on the Korean Peninsula. The Korean War took place pitting the communistic north against the democratic south. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, high tensions have remained between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Tensions have remained steady throughout the years until recently with the election of President Donald Trump.