The Cold War And The Soviet Union

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The December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, combined with Adolf Hitler’s declaring war on the United States, propelled America into World War II from 1939-1945. After War World II, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as world powers, and the competition for the restructuring of Europe and the world was on. In the race for economic expansion, Americans loyalty and patriotism was tested influencing an urge to conform. However, the following events such as The Cold War, Containment, Domino Theory, Containments failure, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Fall of Communism all contributed to the United States emerging as a world leader and a dominant economic power in the second half of the 20th century. The Cold War The United States and the USSR conflicting ideologies, policies, control of nuclear weapons, and economic strategies resulted in the Cold War. The Cold War 1945-1990, was a rivalry between the USSR and the USA, the USSR the Communist Party supported Marxism, a economic and political system were ownership of private property should be terminated in an effort to eliminate social class. The USA believed in Capitalism, and economic system based on private owned industries were the production of goods and services are used for profit. The USSR viewed Americas rebuilding efforts in Europe as a means to dominate and expand on its capitalist market, which will eventually destroy the soviet system. In turn, the United

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