Taking a Look at the Cold War

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The Roosevelt Administration was determined to avoid a retreat like the one that followed WWI. The United States itself had sole possession of the atomic bomb. The United States goal was to expand democracy. America saw that there needed to be global economic reconstruction. The Soviets looked to model the rest of the world after their own values and origins. It indeed had to do with Soviet Expansion. The Russians didn’t want to go to war with the United States. The Russians wanted to expand their ideology throughout the world. It was the United States goal to stop that spread and to contain the Russian Government (Foner 882). These were some of the origins of the cold war.
The Cold war was seen as a way for the U.S to spread democracy throughout the world and the Cold war Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy and it was seen as a complete struggle over the future of freedom in all the land. As a leader of the free world the United States must support freedom loving people so the U.S was the one responsible for that (Foner 884). In the cold war the Americans wanted to be an exemplar for freedom and democracy throughout the world and each saw its social system as a beacon for the rest of the world to follow (Foner 884). During the Truman Doctrine the United States had no choice but to end aid to Greece and to Turkey (Foner 884).
The speech about the Truman Doctrine was a stepping stone against anti-communist…

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