The Cold war began because two sides had different views on communism. The Soviet Union wanted it to spread to other countries, while America wanted it to stop and have it disappear. Three main reasons why the war started was one, two sides of communism were being fought over, two, fear of one another, whether it is from being hurt or beaten, and finally, competition. Without any of these happening or being a part of the war, the Cold War would not have been the same. Without the Cold War, mistakes would not have been learned until much later, for the Cold War is a highly important event that happened.
The Cold War did occur after WWII between the United States and The Soviet Union at the time of President Ronald Reagan administration. The Soviet union and its government had the ideology of spreading communism around the world. The United States was against communism and this why the country went to war with Vietnam. "Containment" was the ultimate goal by the U.S. to preventing communism from happen worldwide. My perception of the Cold War and the War on Terror is due to the lack of the United States government to understanding other countries language, culture and way of life.
S’s strong sentiment against communism led to changes in the economic policy towards Russia soon after the beginning of Cold War. Ideological differences between the two powers and Russia’s aggression in Eastern Europe only helped escalate the conflict and damage the relationships between the two countries. Pre-World War II, the fear communism and U. S’s distrust/hostility against the Bolshevik’s did not allow for any large-scale economic ties to blossom between the two countries (LaFeber, 57). However, as the fear of communism started to fade and as the Soviet Union started to work its way into European fear, commercial relationships began to establish between the two powers (Lippmann, 43). By 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was eager to establish a large-scale with Russia, negotiated with the Soviets allowing for economic relations to flourish.
Reflection of this conflict was apparent in the American ethos, in which Americans feared that if “world communism captur[ed] any American state…a new and perilous front…will increase the danger to the entire free world and require even greater sacrifices from the American people” (Document B). As illustrated by Eisenhower, “the hysteria” of communism propagating into American society and threatening the American way of life was a very prevalent fear at the forefront of the Cold War (Document A). McCarthyism, a system established by Senator Joseph McCarthy in which he made unsubstantiated accusations of subversion or treason to America, acted as the culmination of this hysteria, directly reflecting the sentiments driving the American people. Eisenhower did not engage in any domestic policies to quell these “multiplicity of fears” (Document A). Instead he compounded them with legislation such as the “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways…connect[ing] 209 of the 247 cities having a population of 50,00 more and [serving as] the country’s principal…defense” (Document D).
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.
Hitler set his sights on Russia, generally as Napoleon did. Pretty much as Napoleon fizzled, Hitler would, as well, and this is to a great extent on account of Hitler 's presumptuousness in his own particular methodologies and in addition his inability to adhere to a solitary arrangement of assault. Hitler 's commanders, who were really military specialists while Hitler was a legislator, best case scenario, needed to go straight to Moscow in light of the fact that they knew Stalin would submit every one of his powers to ensuring it, along these lines making it simple to overcome the Red Army; Hitler, be that as it may, framed an alternate arrangement which permitted the Russians breathing
Violent imagery is quite key to the strategies of propaganda in the Cold War. As mentioned in the earlier post, both sides based their propaganda on the criticism of the opposing ideology and state. However, the more extreme strategies were employed in raising hostility towards the opponent among the population and in the world. One of the examples is the period of ‘Hate America’ campaign that showed a lot of aggression towards the US, for instance, as in the course of the Korean war communist propagandists were accusing the United States in torturing the prisoners of war and using biological warfare. (Belmonte, 47) Nevertheless, violent images used by the propagandist were usually linked to the ideas of murder, weapons and, sometimes, rape:
(Gerard et al 58) He was seen as “ another or worse Fidel Castro” by the CIA. (Namikas 146) If he stayed in power, communism would take over the country which would be a global disaster, as thought by the CIA director. (Villafaña 6) Turned to the United States and the Soviet Union because he did not trust Belgium to help for the independence (Namikas
We will never know what would off been, with the untimely death of Roosevelt and the reactions of an unexperienced Truman. Truman’s government feared soviet expansion which saw the ‘identification of Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh as tools of Moscow’ . This lead to Truman’s policies of keeping strong friendship with other western powers at a time of communist expansion, especially with the French who he helped supply. This decision to turn a blind eye to the future of Indochina would set apart the revolutions ideology and focus just on the communist aspect; which would set course for the future and end with the devastation of not only a country but the losses of 50,000 American lives all at the expense of reducing the expansion of
Stalin desired to be the leader of the Communist party, and was willing to manipulate his opponents and play them off against each other, which he did successfully. He first joined forces with Grigory Zinovyev and Leon Kamenev (other replacement candidates) to lead the country. He used them to get rid of the most likely replacement for Lenin’s position, Leon Trotsky. Lenin had always wanted Trotsky to replace him if anything had happened; however Stalin’s heart was hardened and he ended up kicking him out of the political loop. Even in Lenin’s political testament, he worried about Stalin’s mental stability and stated that he should not be chosen to rule (Service 124).