The Cold War, which took place from 1947 to 1991 had eventually altered the Latin America's relationship with the United States profoundly, as the region became a battleground between two different competing ideological systems which was capitalism and communism. Prior to the Cold War, both economic and geopolitical concerns had motivated United States policy toward Latin America. But, after the lowering of the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, George Kennan, the chief architect of American foreign policy towards the Soviet Union, advocated containment to stop the spreading of communism, not just in Europe, but including the countries all around the world. The result was a bipolar world featuring proxy wars fought throughout the Third World by alternates and clients of the two superpowers. Latin American nations are historically considered to be part of "our backyard," who were not permitted to remain neutral as Washington expected the Latin American countries to ally with the United States, while the Soviet Union sought to gain access to what had been an American sphere of influence and after world war II many Latin American countries such as Cuba faced political, economic and social challenges.
After the end of the Second World War, the world was left with two fundamental economical systems competing for world acceptance (or coercion, depending on whose propaganda news were provided). The United States and the Soviet Union were the champions of capitalism and communism, respectively, two opposite ways of life regulating everything from personal freedoms to ways of life. And upon completion of the war, both tried to expand their zones of influence amongst the community of nations.
A Cold War is when there is a large amount of tension built up between two countries but no fighting occurs. The Cold War between U.S. and Russia started in 1947 and ended in 1991. It started over a race to build a bigger and better atomic bomb. Although the U.S. working class was able to live comfortably again, the Cold War affected the United States by increasing people’s fears of Communist spies, of nuclear war, and of losing to the Soviet Union.
The Cold War was the rivalry between the two superpowers of the world, The United States and the Soviet Union, this war lasted about 45 years and fought each other indirectly for power and control of the world. This battle began towards the end of the World War II in 1945, the United States and the Soviet Union started noticing their differences and this caused conflict between them.This war was unlike other wars, there was no fighter planes flying over countries dropping bombs, no ground troops,and no deployment of missiles, however there was nuclear weapons being used,plenty of money being spent,propaganda and two powerful enemies against each other like other wars. Who was to blame for this war? The Soviets or the United States? Both made
The Cold War was a state of tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It was characterized by an arms race particularly in nuclear weaponry. The Soviet Union and the United States were also embroiled in a space race. The American people were afraid of nuclear war and the global spread of communism after World War II. The Eisenhower administration did not address these fears effectively, although he attempted to relieve these concerns.
In this paper I will discuss what actions and thoughts added up to cause the cold war. The cold war lasted from September 1, 1945 to about December 25, 1991. That is about forty-five years, which is an extremely long time. The cold war was a global competition basically between two sides, the Free World, which was led by the United States of America, and the Communist World led by the Soviet Union. The struggle took place through indirect military conflict, and direct competition in the areas of economics, diplomacy, culture, space exploration, and political theory. It also involved nuclear stand offs, espionage, and global competition for other nations. The cold war has established the framework for most
There were many major events that escalated the Cold War, however, three in particular, seemed to of had the biggest effect. The first event was the Berlin Blockade that occurred from June 24, 1948 to May 12, 1949 (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016). The Berlin Blockade was an attempt from Russia to prohibit supplies entering Berlin via water, road, and rail (Findley, 2011). The next event occurred on August 29, 1949 when the Soviet Union tested their first atomic bomb (Norris, 2016). This caused both countries to engage in a nuclear arms race that led directly to the last major event. The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred when the Soviets placed missiles in Cuba, upsetting the United States and bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war (Findley, 2011). While there were many causes and events that escalated the Cold War, the Berlin Blockade, Soviet bomb test and the Cuban Missile Crisis had a strong influence on escalating the war.
The Cold War was a power struggle between the Soviet Union, its satellite states and the United States and its allies. The Cold War did not include a lot of large-scale fighting, although there were many proxy wars. The Cold War is often considered to have begun in 1947, and many historians believe that the Truman Doctrine caused it. The Truman Doctrine was the main reason why the Cold War started because it created two sides, the USSR and the US. The Cold War lasted for many years and finally ended in 1991. The collapse of the USSR was a primary reason for the end of the Cold War because it gave the United States the victory.
The cold war was a period in the history that was shaped by the decisive attitude of the United States to stop the spread of communism on the west hemisphere after the World War II, by his former ‘ally’ the Soviet Union. US government, under the direction of president Truman, believed the Soviet Union had the intention to spread the idea of a communist government on the countries devastated by the war via the imposition or the support of communist parties raising to the power in those countries. The idea of the dominance of communist governments on the west hemisphere was unconceivable by the United States, and they believed, it certainly threatened the development of democratic forms of governments in this part of the world. Countries like
The Cold War refers to an era of U.S. history from roughly 1945 to 1990. Although the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. fought ideological proxy wars in Vietnam, Korea, and Afghanistan, this era is referred to as the “Cold War” because the United States and Soviet Union never actually engaged in war themselves. The origins of the Cold War can be traced back to the finale of World War II. Beginning with the Yalta Conference, the Allied powers of the Soviet Union, United States, and Great Britain started a discussion concerning post war foreign policies. Specifically, the political system of Poland became an important question for the “Big Three”. Should Poland be allowed to form a democratically elected government, or should Russia be allowed to occupy Poland and further expand their communist influence? Essentially, this question and many like it characterized the motivation for the Cold War. The United States sought to contain communism while the Soviet Union pushed for both land expansion and political influence across the globe. (CITE)
What was the primary cause of the Cold War, and how does it relate to current events? I believe that the high tension relationship between the ex-allies regarding contrast in conduction of political aspects of government and perception of ideals for perspective on social standing was the primary cause of the Cold War.
The Cold War was a conflict betwen the United States and the Soviet Union which continued from 1947 to 1991. The Soviet Union led the East. This group included couries with communist political systems. The non-aligned group included countries that did not want
The most important thing to keep in mind when looking at the cause of the Cold War is that there is no one, definite cause. The Cold War was a conflict that was ideological, that grew out of World War