The Cold War During World War II

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The Cold War was a period of 44 years of both military and political tension after World War II. There were many ideals and events that lead to the Cold War. Nationalism, poor economic conditions, and a strong desire for democracy and human rights are the primary reasons that many believe the Cold War started. However, these are just a few of the reasons for the Cold War. Events such as the Yalta Conference, Truman Doctrine, Potsdam Conference, and the Marshall Plan also greatly influenced the start of this long-lasting war. Nationalism is a strong belief that the interests of a particular nation-state are of primary importance. It is also the belief that people who share a common language, history, and culture should constitute an independent nation, free of foreign domination. The United States was in fear of Communism from the Soviet Union after many threats from ruler Joseph Stalin. The poor economic conditions of the world were due to the end of WWII. The United States in particular needed a new way of managing money to present future recessions and depressions. The United States had a strong desire to have free elections and be free from communist ideals, this was one of the leading factors for the start of the Cold War. After WWII, there were several events and conferences that caused uproar across the nation. The Yalta Conference in 1945 was aimed at sorting out Germany after WWII. The conference members included Britain, the United States, and USSR. It divided

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