The Cold War: The Allied Victory In World War Two

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The Allied victory in World War Two did not create a lasting peace as tensions arose between different ideological views. The Cold War became a period of extreme ideological challenges which attempted to enforce a new economic and political structure on the world. It is clear through Winston Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain Speech’ that imperial struggle still existed in the world as the West saw the Soviet sphere of influence as an issue to “the safety of the world.” Stalin attempted to justify the military and USSR influence in Eastern Europe as a safety net to prevent external imperial influence. Russia’s satellite countries also allowed for the spread of imperial influence and ensure a similar event to World War Two would not occur near the USSR…show more content…
This lack of understanding between Superpowers created a constant Strain on Europe and the world as both imperial states attempted to enforce conflicting ideologies. The Cold War saw the continuation of imperial struggle and versions of modernity being enforced through ‘proxy wars’ in Asia being funded and influenced by the two Superpowers. In Korea, the country quickly became divided along the 38th parallel and fought themselves into a stalemate due to the adequate funding of America and the USSR. The Country quickly became two and the conflicting ideological notions and damage can still be seeing today. The “proxy wars” created by the two Superpowers to enforce their own version of modernity created a severe issue as they represented both civil and international conflicts (book). Although the Cold War was an ideological conflict it still consisted of imperial struggle and the attempt for states to enforce different versions of modernity on the

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