The Cold War And The Soviet Union

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The Cold War was an economic, ideological, geopolitical war for supremacy between the United States and the Soviet Union. Both nations would emerge from World War II as superpowers. A superpower is a nation that can control others through the power that it exerts. The problem with having two superpowers is that when they do not cooperate you create an unstable world of competition through economics and ideology. The debate on when the Cold War began continues to this day; some say the war began as early as 1917 during the Bolshevik Revolution. I do believe this revolution is significant, but I do not believe that the revolution can be the start, but more the framework for the ideological struggle that would take place after World War 2. The Cold War did not simply “start” instead the conflict began with a series of events that would make the war inevitable. These events would be the beginning of half a century of ideological, economic, and geopolitical conflict. By analyzing the beginning of the Cold War, how the Cold War stayed cold, and how the war ended, we can effectively understand how the cold war and the fragmentations left by this war have impacted foreign policy and the world in contemporary society. The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 would begin the rise of tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States. The Bolshevik Revolution was a series of revolutions that would overthrow the Tsarist Autocracy in Russia. Once the first revolution overthrew Tsar

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