Causes Of The Berlin Blockade

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The Cold War between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the United States (US) was caused by conflict of ideologies between the two world powers, opposed to the Berlin blockade crisis of 1948 in isolation. Evidence of this conflict can be seen in events such as World War two (WWII), and the Yalta and Potsdam conferences. Nuclear warfare, or the “Arms Race”, was also crucial in understanding the constant “one-upmanship” rivalry between the states. The term "cold war" first appeared in a 1945 essay by the English writer George Orwell called "You and the Atomic Bomb." . Showing that the Berlin blockade was not the point at which the War suddenly began in 1948. Indeed, the Berlin blockade was a key factor in the Cold War, however widespread debate among sources as to the exact date of its beginning suggests the blockade did not immediately cause the start of the event. George F. Kennan American diplomat and Historian suggested that “Globalization of the cold war occurred after 1949” leading to a conclusion that the blockade was perhaps more significant in heightening the issue than causing it. Essentially, the Cold War has been brewing since the Russian revolution of 1917 and the adoption of Marxist ideologies that strongly oppose the capitalist views of the United States. A battle of two polar opposite ideologies, in terms of how the world should be run-ultimately in a unipolar way, meant the Cold War began long before the Berlin blockade crisis of 1948,
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