The Beginning Of The Cold War

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The year 1945 is the year that became known as the beginning of the Cold War. This war was and continues to be an ideological standoff between the ideas of Russian Communism and American Democracy and Capitalism. According to Webster’s dictionary, “Communism is a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs”. Webster’s dictionary also describes Democracy a “form of government in which a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, usually through elected representatives”. The Cold War started after the end of World War II, when the eyes of both superpowers were no longer one looking at Nazi Germany, but instead they were now looking at each other and the possibilities of the fate of the rest of the world. At the end of the World War II Germany was divided into four separate zones of occupations. Those four zones where controlled by the superpowers: Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. Berlin, the capital of Germany, was located in the Soviet controlled section of Germany.

Tensions between the United States and Soviet Union had been rising since the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917. The beginning of the Cold War came when the two superpowers could not come to an agreement as to how Germany would be governed in the turmoil that came after World War…
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