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Causes Of The Cold War

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The Cold War, which took place from 1947 until 1991, was a state of military and political tension between the United States and The Union of Soviet Socialists Republic with their allies. It is called the Cold War due to there being no actual fighting between the two sides, it was fought using other more secretive methods. There were multiple reasons as to why this war developed, this paper will be discussing the three main ones. The Cold War developed between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic because of the disagreement of NATO and other countries on how the USSR as well as the German governments should be run; the threat of communism spreading across the western hemisphere; and these same nations disagreeing on the process of rebuilding after World War 2.
The disagreement of the United States and its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with the USSR was one of the main factors that influenced the start of the Cold War. The Soviet Union was promoting the spread of their government and the communist regime, while the United States and its allies were promoting democracy and free elections in all the neighboring nations. “This required the establishment of pro-Soviet governments and, so Stalin believed, the exclusion of western influence from the region. Since the Red Army had conquered most of Eastern Europe on its victorious march to Berlin the Soviets were in a strong position to get what they wanted.” As you can imagine, the United
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