Since both states wanted either economic or territorial expansions, they were bound to come into conflict. Their conflicting interests and opposing ideologies also was a sort of approach that made the Cold War inevitable. Although the U.S. and the Soviet Union were wartime allies, their ideologies and geopolitical goals were always in conflict with each other. Once the war against Germany was won, Russia wanted spoils for basically winning the war for the rest of the Allies, while the U.S. wanted to establish open international economic and political systems. This difference made it inevitable for the Soviet Union and the United States to engage in Cold War.
“The Middle East, which has been converted by Russia ,Would today be prized more than ever by international communism.” Thesis: While all Cold War presidents wanted to stop communism,they all had different ideas on how to accomplish that issue.President truman used economic aid. President Eisenhower focused on military aid.President Kennedy used military use. During the cold war was an period of time were the United states and the Soviet union did not agree on things, like communism. The policy of containment was when the United states tried different things and many strategies to stop the spread of communism (Ayers 819). Eisenhower was all for the military aid and he wanted to cooperate with other countries.
The Cold War had greatly influenced the result of the Congressional elections and Presidential election with regards to the Red Scare. The Second Red Scare began as the Cold War intensified in the late 1940s and early 1950s, that represented the widespread concern Americans had towards the fear of Communists subversion within the government and society, which led to a range of actions including McCarthyism and the HUAC with the role of Senator Joseph McCarthy impact in American Politics being the most notable and significant. Soon after defeating the Democratic party in the 1946 Wisconsin U.S. Senate Election through his smear campaign, Senator McCarthy was being advised by anti-communist name Edmund Walsh to capitalise on Americans' fear of Communists and by February 9 1950 he claimed that he had a list of 205 people in the State Department who were known members of the American
853). This justified giving economic and military aid to countries in the region and deploying the military in the region. Under Eisenhower, United States foreign policy also expanded to include the idea of brinkmanship which was the diplomatic art of going very nearly to war but never actually going to war (Ayers. 850). By doing so the hope was that less aggression would happen because if there was aggression it would mean another world war.
In this quotation, Hitler is saying that he believes Germany should rebel against the treaty and all of its provisions that were forced upon the people. Even before he was running for leader, he said, in his book, “ 'The Peace Treaty of Versailles, ' was taken as an attack on the Republic and a sign of a reactionary if not monarchistic attitude.” (Mein Kampf). He was not the only one that felt this way and as result, he easily took control of Germany by connecting to the people of Germany and the hatred they felt towards the treaty of
To the Americans, this was not a trivial border dispute between two parties somewhere on the map. Instead, they feared that it was the first step in a communist campaign to take over the world - they believed that should one country fell to communism, then others would follow, much like a domino effect. Hence, it is in US’s stance to intervene in this conflict, as per their containment policy. (In fact, in April 1950, the NSC-68, a National Security Council report, had recommended that the US use military force to “contain” communist expansionism “regardless of the intrinsic strategic or economic value of the lands in
However, the relationship between the two nations was a tense one. Soon after the Germans’ defeat, Soviet expansionism in Eastern Europe fueled many Americans’ fears of a Russian plan to control the world. In addition, President Reagan believed that the spread of communism anywhere threatened freedom everywhere. In such a hostile atmosphere, it almost seemed like the Cold War was inevitable. It wasn’t a typical war in the sense that it didn’t have traditional warfare or an abundance of casualties; instead, the Cold War was a subtle battle of control between the United States and Russia.
To create it he was based on leninism and marxism, stalinism is considered by historians mainly because it was a very extreme totalitarianism. He used propaganda, secret police and terror to induce his thoughts. Stalin created thirteen plans to boost the Soviet Union economy and his control. The most important ones were the first plan in which he induced the collectivization of the farms (successful), the second plan had the main objective to boost Russia’s steel production in order to surpass Germany’s production. The third plan had the objective of preparing Russian for the second world war against Germany and relied on boosting military supply production, the fourth and fifth plan focused on rebuilding Russia after the WWII.
Hitler began to pursue his aggressive program and act of expansion against the will and power of the British, believing them to be an envisaged and possible alliance. Adolf Hitler’s rigorous advances in Eastern Europe had led Great Britain and France to enforce an appeasement
This was because Germany felt as if France always interfered with everything they did and always stopped them from reaching their goal. In order to make France stop doing this, the Germans created the Triple Alliance in 1882 with Italy and Austria-Hungary. Germany’s main goal was to make France feel defenseless and threatened by the alliance but it also caused a lot of other nations feel threatened too. This then caused the formation of the Triple Entente which was an alliance between France, Britain, and Russia. This is significant to the start of World War 1 because the alliance that were created cause tensions to rise in Europe but it also caused the chances of a World war to highly increase.
"The Cold War was an ideological contest between the western democracies especially the United States and the Communist countries that emerged after the Second World War" (Tindall 972). The United States and the Soviet Union had differences over issues such as human rights, individual liberties, economic freedom, and religious belief. "Mutal suspicion and a race to gain influence and control over the so called nonaligned or third world countries further polarized" (Tindall 945). After the WWII Soviets dominate European countries and thought the U.S. had the same motives. At the end of the second world war there was an argument about who was more responsible for the cold war the Soviet Union or United States.
 The idea of containment was first proposed by U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan, during the presidency of U.S. president Harry S. Truman, to stop the spread of communism.  Kennan proposed that the United States aid in the development of democratic countries by giving them economic and political support, military equipment and training, and also waging war against communist regimes if necessary. Rebels would be given support so that they could overthrow the ruling communist governments. Kennan 's ideas were heavily criticized by newspapers, but his idea of blocking the expansion of Soviet influence remained a key interest and main strategy of the United States throughout the Cold War. Containment was first used during the Korean War in which NATO forces intervened and fought off North Korean and Chinese forces from taking over all of Korea and creating a communist government.
As a former Vice President, Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Commerce, Henry A. Wallace, a strong proponent of the New Deal and advocate of a more lenient Soviet Union policy which ultimately became controversial within the Democratic Party. Although Wallace’s criticism of President Harry S. Truman’s resulted in his dismissal, he nevertheless, actively voiced his criticisms during the Cold War. In “The Path to Peace with Russia,” Wallace criticized America’s foreign policy, while asking to judge the Soviet Union interests against those of the United States. Henry believed the United States involvement in the reconstruction of the Soviet Union could have helped the economies of both countries only if the mentality of international affairs could have been shifted. Wallace’s private letter, primarily to influence President Trumans’ thinking was achieved by creating a world where the United States was without their air bases, weapons and the atomic bomb and a Soviet Union who had “[created] a level of armed strength far exceeding anything in their previous history.” Wallace saw the events of George F. Kennan’s “Long Telegram,” Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech, and the series of nuclear tests in
The end of the Second World War brought dramatic changes to the world, including the role of the United States. In an effort to maintain a global position of dominance, the nation engaged in a Cold War with the Soviet Union. While Americans supported a capitalistic model of society, the Soviets supported a Communist one. These two world powers fought to exchange socioeconomic models for alliance and support from third-world countries. The US was frightened by the spread of Communism, especially to their own nation.
The Cold War was an event that directly impacted and influenced many aspects of American society during most of the second half of the 20th century. It mainly intensified due to the antagonistic values of the feuding America and Soviet Union who were each representative of opposing principles. Because they were the two remaining superpowers to emerge from the conflict of WWII the contention between democracy and capitalism soon became a global conflict. The Cold War was unlike any other in the sense that it was as much of a propagandists war as one that included direct military engagement. Although the Korean and Vietnam Wars were important examples of military intervention by the Americans in the name of containing communism these wars did