Cold War Final Essay

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Danielle Marshall
October 26, 2017
1301-2305 Learning Community
Professor Sinclair & Ahad Hayaud-Din
Unit III Essay Exam
Theme 3

In 1945, one large-scale war was concluded and another one just begun. Even though there was not a direct military campaign between two key adversaries, the Cold War continued roughly about 45 years. It is named Cold because there was no actual fighting took place, but both the U.S. and USSR were bulking up their militaries to attack as if they had been or infiltrated or attacked. The Russians raced to conquer as much land as they could and acquire all military knowledge and advancements such as the MiG-15 fighter jet and heavy bombers planes such as the Tupolev TU-14, used in Korea and Japan that were
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The U.S. did not need the Soviets help any longer, but Stalin was unhesitatingly there to acquire on western promises. Each of these factors contributed to result of environmental of mistrust that elevated stress and fear at the breakout of the Cold War. Stalin was adamant to form a buffer area to avoid any impeding invasion of the Russian home front, so Soviets perused to occupy East Berlin and any other nation that stood in between the U.S. and Russia. Because both thought an attack was eminent, tensions ran very high throughout 1945-1991. A couple close calls almost set off nuclear warfare and WWIII. The Cuban Missile crisis starting on October 16,1962, and lasting thirteen days is the most well-known military and political standoff throughout the Cold War that began because of Soviets bringing missiles t90 miles of the U.S. coast in Cuba during the Kennedy administration. Another close call is starting WWIII is in 1983 by President Ronald Regan who call the USSR an evil empire. Regan also called for NATO nuclear missiles to respond if Soviets were launched in Eastern Europe. This led to be a bargaining chip five years later in talks with Soviets that led to reducing nuclear stockpiles. This disarmament functioned as a start to the anticipated demise of the war between the USSR and U.S.
Following WWII there was an extensive reconstruction of the U.S. governments militant and intelligence departments. Most of the provisions lay
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