The Cold War Had A Myriad Of Factors That Contributed To

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The Cold War had a myriad of factors that contributed to the ignition of the war between the United States and the USSR, but the primary contributing factors, such as the Nuclear Arms Race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Blockade of Berlin, shows the USSR is to blame for causing the Cold War, even though the United States is responsible because of the policy of containment. The Cold War had many factors that contributed to the start of the war between the United States and the USSR, but the primary contributing factors, such as the Nuclear Arms Race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Blockade of Berlin the Soviet Union is responsible because of the Nuclear Arms Race, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Blockade of Berlin. The Nuclear Arms…show more content…
Blockade of Berlin was a plan that stalin had to starve people by closing off all roads and railways. The blockade was a major crises of the Cold War. Stalin started to take over eastern Europe. Stalin had a plan to starve people in the West Berlin but it failed. So, he closed off the all roads and transportation that was led to West Berlin and was run by the Western allies. To get to the West Berlin, one would have to pass through East Germany which was ran by the soviet union. When Stalin closed the road it ended all of the transportation of goods that was being brought into West Berlin in result of the people were being starved. “On June 18, matters took a new turn when, abandoning attempts to reach agreement with the Russians on steps to combat the soaring German inflation, the Western powers introduced their new deutsche mark into their zones. Fearing the impact of the D-mark on their Eastern-zone currency, the Soviets introduced their own new mark, and on the same day (June 23) they cut off electricity to the Western zones and stopped all deliveries of coal, food, milk, and other supplies. The next day all traffic, land and water, between West Berlin and the West came to a stop—the blockade was now complete—and the Soviets declared that the Western powers no longer had
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