The Cold War And The Soviet Union

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Containing Communism After the end of World War II, there had been an emergence of two world superpowers the United States and the Soviet Union who would be drawn into a Cold War that was a silent battle that raged on from 1945 to 1991. Which had started when the Soviet Union’s leader, Joseph Stalin, had started the spread of communism throughout Europe and Asia. At the time the majority of the world was either democratic or independent while only a handful of countries were communist; however all were powerful countries such as the Soviet Union and China. Which meant communism can spread adamantly, and rampantly. It had first started in Eastern Europe such as in Greece, Turkey, and Poland. So to counteract these overtakes, the United Nations, especially the United States had responded vehemently against the rule, with the use of containment in the form of policies, treaties, and responsive actions. Throughout the Cold War, they had managed to contain communist hotspots, and strongholds, in Berlin, Korea, and Cuba. The Cold War was, at the core, only a clashing of ideologies, between democracy, and communism; as there was no large physical confrontation. Democracy had faced off against communism which in it’s purest form is the belief that private property should be replaced with community ownership. In words alone the aspect sounds desirable, but in practice is quite violent and unjustified. In Document A Stalin states that capitalism is inferior to communism and that

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