While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817). According to Edward Ayres in American Anthem: Reconstruction to the Present all three Presidents used some form of Economic Aid, how we help other countries financially; Military Aid, how we help other countries’ militaries; and finally, Military Use, how we utilise our military (Ayres 817).
While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817). According to Edward Ayres in American Anthem: Reconstruction to the Present all three Presidents used some form of Economic Aid, how we help other countries financially; Military Aid, how we help other countries’ militaries; and finally, Military Use, how we utilise our military (Ayres 817). Their end goal was to completely contain, or confine communism(Truman). As the first presidents to combat communism, Harry S. Truman started at the bottom in terms of what strategy to take in this war. As mentioned in his speech, The Truman Doctrine, his plan of economic aid was to financially support Greece and Turkey to help them stop communism from expanding to other areas (Truman).
The Soviet Union began demanding adjustments to its relations and control over Turkey, as well as Iran. Though Stalin backed down at the threat of U.S. Naval forces, his actions led to the containment policy. This policy is used to prevent the spread of communism. Later, in 1947, the United States took over the responsibility of providing economic aid to Turkey and Greece and announced that they would be helping the nations affected by Communism.
Arthur Schlesinger Jr, states that ‘the Cold War in its original form was a presumably mortal antagonism, in the wake of the Second World War, between two rigidly hostile blocs (1967, 22).’ The quote embodies the power struggle that was played out between America and the Soviets during the post war era. Historians and theorists have been drawing from ideologies and different international world orders to help gain an accurate understanding of the origins of the Cold War. In a bipolar world, as described by Waltz, neither major power seeks approval with one another; they just have to cope with one another, however within great-power politics who is threatening who can create feelings of uncertainty between them and then a Cold War is born (1988, 622). The orthodox argument makes the claim that the United States was responding to the threatening nature of the USSR, despite trying to integrate
This resulted in the failure to enforce the norm strictly and prevent the conflict. At the dawn of the conflict, Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny sent a letter to Khan stating that the conflict should be solved politically without force, while further mentioning the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in guiding their opinion. This letter exemplifies that the USSR did play an active position in the beginning of the conflict in conveying Khan to stop the genocide. In this way, Soviet interests of the Cold War were put aside to some extent. However, once the geopolitical intentions of the US and China were made clear, the USSR turned towards pursuing their own Cold War interests.
The cold war wasn’t just caused by the Russians vs Americans. It was Capitalism vs Communism, which is not constricted to just those two countries. The Soviet Union had a major flaw. A communist model usually requires a dictator and as history would prove they become power mad and usually mistreat their people.
(History in Hiroshima) The meeting between them is very marked by the recriminations and the great suspicions between the Americans and the Soviets. The large Russian armies that were occupying most of Eastern Europe. “Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the United States atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets.”(WWII Part 4) In this way, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Japan can be seen as the first of many shots of the Cold War. (The Hiroshima Bombing) If all US officials really believed that they could use their great atomic monopoly to gain more diplomatic advantage, they had very little time to put their plan into action and do it successfully. In 1949, the Soviets had developed their own atomic bomb and began the nuclear arms
As college history teacher Matthew Dallek points out in his book about Reagan’s rule, his achievement was “departing from the almost single-minded anti communism that had defined him throughout his political life”. Not the kind of effort akin of a man who ended communism. Once those foreign issues were solved, Gorbachev dedicated himself to implement his reforms into the USSR. They seem quite moderate today, with plans such as implementing a “limited market economy”. But his reforms had many unintended effects which directly led to many Soviet citizens to
The competition between United States and the Soviet Union was so fierce. No one state wants their country defeat. That is why they strengthen their security and always have a look and compare to others. Despite the name is security dilemma, but it doesn’t mean that the dilemma only turn up in military field. The security dilemma also affects and turns up in politic fields.
It was a fight because of different beliefs such as communism and capitalism. The Soviet Union believed in communism while the United States believed in capitalism at that time. The relationship between the Cold War and the movie is clear. First of all, neither side fought the other, but they were always living in fear scared from any unexpected explosion. Both of these countries made insane decisions during that period.
History is all about inspiring speeches, gruesome wars, and unexpected events that decide the course of the future. The Cold War is not an example of a war, but a highly important event, considering there was no actual fighting. The Cold War started because the Soviet 's wanted to spread communism, but America was getting in their way to stop it. Three major factors also contributed to the conflict of war, the most obvious one being the U.S. wanted to stop communism, another being both the Soviet Union and the United States were afraid of each other, and finally competition, because everyone needs some good competition. These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used.
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.
The first reason being that the Soviet Union leader, Joseph Stalin, refused to join the United Nations for a long time. The second reason behind the growing tensions was the delay of the Normandy invasions on D-Day by the United States and Great Britain. Joseph Stalin believed that the delays were a part of a plot to allow Germany to weaken the Soviet Union. But, Eisenhower had really postponed D-Day and other military operations to allow the Allies enough time to obtain the landing craft needed. Then, a few days before the planned date of June 5th for D-Day, Eisenhower met with his advisors and reviewed the weather forecast.
The Cold War was the state of diplomatic hostility between the U.S. and Soviet Union in decades following World War 2. This ongoing conflict began in Europe of 1947 and progressed until 1991. The war was an involvement between the U.S. capitalists and the U.S.S.R communists, where each party wanted more control than the other country. Despite the fact the U.S. moved past the 38th parallel in the Korean War who at the time were against the North Vietnamese; the U.S.S.R. created tremendous amounts of diabolical conflicts through the manipulation of the Berlin Blockade, the rejection of the Marshall Plan, and the Soviet Union atomic bomb triumph. One of the key aspects to the Soviet Union 's escalation is the untruthful acts done in the Berlin Blockade.
Berlin Blockade The Berlin Blockade was the first catastrophe of the Cold War. By 1945, Germany had lost the war and was divided into 4 sectors: the British, Soviet Zone, French Zone, and the American Zone. In the process of trying to gain economic recovery in Germany, the US, Great Britain, and France tried to change the currency. The new currency, which the Soviets had no control over, Eastern Berlin almost immediately made a new currency before the Western side went into the public. This is when they set a blockade up to where no people were allowed in or out of Berlin.