Cold War Essays

  • The Cold War: The Origin Of The Cold War

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    Cold War Origin of Cold War The term cold war is used for that unprecedented state of tension that suddenly developed between the two former friends the USA and the USSR. By August 1945, with the surrender of Japan, the victory of the Allies had been ascertained but the tension lurking in their camps suddenly burst out. The German attack on the USSR and the Japanese bombardment of Pearl Harbour brought these two countries which subscribed to opposing ideologies together. But this friendship soon

  • The Cold War: The Causes Of The Cold War

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    THE CAUSES OF COLD WAR The first cause of cold war is the fighting or competing between communism and capitalism ideology. After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union were the world’s strongest countries or nations. They were called superpowers. They had different ideas about economics and government administration. They fought a war of ideas called the Cold War. The Soviet Union was a communist country. In communism, the government controls production and resources. It decides where

  • The Cold War: The Causes Of The Cold War

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    The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others). Historians do not fully agree on the dates, but a common timeframe is the period between 1947, the year the Truman Doctrine (a U.S. foreign policy pledging to aid nations threatened by Soviet expansionism) was announced, and 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed. The term

  • The Cold War: The Causes Of The Cold War

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    The cold war like all wars had heavy costs, costs of life, costs of freedom,and economic costs. According to Stephen I. Schwartz of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the United States of America spent a minimum of five and a half trillion dollars on nuclear weapons between nineteen forty to nineteen ninety six. This was one of the many costs of the cold war and the United States action against the threat of Communism

  • The Cold War: Short Approaches To The Cold War

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    III. THE COLD WAR Short Approaches The term "Cold War" was first used by The British writer, George Orwell, in 1945 to deplore the worldview, beliefs, and social structure of both the United States and the Soviet Union, and undeclared state of war that would come to exist between them after the end of World War II. After that the “Cold War” word introduced to public by Bernard Baruch and Walter Lippman in 1947, which describes the relationship between United States and Soviet Union. The United

  • The Cold-War As The Main Causes Of The Cold War

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    The spread of communist ideals was the main cause of The Cold War; the political and economical differences between the Soviet Union and the United States of America created high tension between such countries. As a capitalist country, United States wanted to promote democracy and free markets, while communist USSR wanted to make sure that the communist ideals spread all over the world. After World War II ended, the Soviets created a sphere of influence in which they established communist governments

  • The Cold War: The Origins Of The Cold War

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    into a war of pride and power, which is known as the ‘Cold war’. They battled relentlessly for a reputation that would be honored for a long time. It was a long period of tension between the USA, and the Soviet Union. These two nations worked to be the greatest in the world through politics, weapons, and science. These two countries became known as ‘Powerful’ nations. Although, they never properly declared war; they battled indirectly in the Arm race, Space race, and Proxy wars. The cold war was a

  • Ronald Reagan's Impact On The Cold War

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    United States. Ronald Reagan was an influential leader due to his actions in the Cold War, his stance on international peace, and his impact on the US economy. Between 1981 and 1989, Ronald Reagan was a major force in creating a peaceful end to the Cold War. The military spending policies of the Reagan-Bush years forced the Soviets to the brink of economic collapse (Jim Woods). This was beneficial to ending the Cold War because the Soviets could not afford to move resources, Nuclear Missiles, into

  • The Cold War: The Impact Of The Cold War

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    The Impact of the Cold War Can you imagine a war that lasted nearly 50 years and was the cause for many developments in military and technology, but contained no fighting or battles? That war is the Cold War. The Cold War was a conflict between the world’s two superpowers at the time that was a power struggle between them and resulted in many technological advancements and a major arms race, though it never reached a point of actual armed combat. It began after the end of World War II, in 1945, as

  • Cold War Conflict

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    views and ideologies on various visions for Europe after the war. These conflicts were political, militarily, and social. Another big conflict that created an uprising for the cold war was mistrust between the two powers. These conflicts not only created war but affected the whole world. Nations like the middle east, Afghanistan, and Africa were greatly affected. These conflicting ideologies are main factors that led to the cold war, which destroyed many economies and nations, cost many lives,

  • Causes Of The Cold War

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    The Cold War was the ideological, geopolitical and economic struggle between the two major superpowers at the time, the United States of America (USA) and the Soviet Union (USSR). The United States of America stood for capitalism whereas the Soviet Union stood for communism, each was regarded by the other as The Evil. The Cold War began in 1947 with the end of the Second World War and ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. These two superpowers never engaged directly in hot war as the

  • Realism In The Cold War

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    This paper will analyze the role that NATO played in ending the Cold War according to the different international relation perspectives and the effect that the Cold War had on the different theoretical perspectives. Realism, one of the oldest and most fundamental perspectives of international relations focuses on a states material power in regards to the rest of the

  • Revisionism In The Cold War

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    For many years, The Cold War was the issue of a fierce debate regarding who or what exactly was the reason that caused it. On this subject, there are three schools of thought: the traditionalists, the revisionists and the post-revisionists. The traditionalists blame Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union’s expansionist and violent diplomacy for being the starters of the war. “Besides violating the agreements made at the Yalta Conference in February 1945, Stalin completely disregarded the United Nations

  • Cold War Relationship

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    before the beginning of the Cold War. In 1939, it seemed “highly improbable” (Garthoff, 29) that the two nations would form an alliance due to Stalin’s decision to forge a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, to ensure security of his own country, in August of 1939 (Revelations from the Russian Archives). Stalin’s decision to form an alliance with Germany deeply affected the relationships between the two countries as Nazi Germany was one of U. S’s enemy during World War II. Additionally, the ways

  • Propaganda In The Cold War

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    same, propaganda has always served as an important tool in governing people and manipulating their opinions and in manufacturing consent. Cold-war came to an end after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the period from the fall of the iron curtain till now is termed as the post-cold war era. Propaganda was at its peak and is explicit during the cold-war era, while the communists (USSR) focussed mainly on making their citizens believe in the communist ideology and in the concept of a ‘world-revolution’

  • Communism In The Cold War

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    The Cold War a time of political tension between the United States and Russia. The Western and Eastern fronts have different ideologies and since, “The West tended to overate Soviet power and hostility, which created hysteria, NATO was set up as a defense gesture

  • Causes Of The Cold War

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    humans to make decisions that lead to conflicts, such as the Cold War. The Cold War was a rivalry between the U.S.S.R (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and the U.S.A(United States of America). Cold War had no direct military actions between the countries. 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

  • The Causes Of The Cold War

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    The Cold War was not a very “cold war” or fought in a cold weather, it was a war between the USA and the Soviet Union. Both countries owned the weapon of mass destruction, namely, the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb is what killed masses of people in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WW2. In both nations people were all afraid of atomic bombs so they practiced a kind of self defense technique called “duck and cover”. This method imitated the turtle’s defense technique, hiding back inside

  • The Cause And Effects Of Space Exploration And The Cold War

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    space, with the same way we started thinking about Pythagoras’s theory of how the world is round. Curiosity and rivalry have ignited the space race, but rivalry between United States and Soviet Union has boosted the development of the space race. The Cold War was ongoing so neither of country wanted to lose to each other. Also, this race determined which country was more advanced compared to another. With their passion, humans have achieved many accomplishments within 18 years and it is still being explored

  • Imperialism In The Cold War

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    The most valuable ideas given to an individual might not be something that they want. However, these ideas may be needed for improvement of an individual or for, on a grander scale, a country. For example, the Cold War was a battle of principalities, with the United States, guiding democracy against the tyranny of communism. Ultimately, democracy became the widely accepted ideal society throughout the globe. Unfortunately, there are many more locations that need an intermediary nation to fix their