A Cold War is when there is a large amount of tension built up between two countries but no fighting occurs. The Cold War between U.S. and Russia started in 1947 and ended in 1991. It started over a race to build a bigger and better atomic bomb. Although the U.S. working class was able to live comfortably again, the Cold War affected the United States by increasing people’s fears of Communist spies, of nuclear war, and of losing to the Soviet Union.
The Cold War was the rivalry between the two superpowers of the world, The United States and the Soviet Union, this war lasted about 45 years and fought each other indirectly for power and control of the world. This battle began towards the end of the World War II in 1945, the United States and the Soviet Union started noticing their differences and this caused conflict between them.This war was unlike other wars, there was no fighter planes flying over countries dropping bombs, no ground troops,and no deployment of missiles, however there was nuclear weapons being used,plenty of money being spent,propaganda and two powerful enemies against each other like other wars. Who was to blame for this war? The Soviets or the United States? Both made
The Cold War which took place from 1947 to 1989 had eventually altered the Latin America's relationship to the United States profoundly, as the region became a battleground between two different competing ideological systems which was capitalism and communism. Prior to the Cold War, both economic and geopolitical concerns had motivated United States policy toward Latin America. But, after the lowering of the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, George Kennan, the chief architect of American foreign policy towards the Soviet Union, advocated containment to stop the spreading of communism, not just in Europe, but including the countries all around the world. The result was a bipolar world featuring proxy wars fought throughout the Third World by alternates and clients of the two superpowers. Latin American nations are historically considered to be part of "our backyard," who were not permitted to remain neutral as Washington expected the Latin American countries to ally with the United States while the Soviet Union sought to gain access to what had been an American sphere of influence and after world war II many Latin American countries faced economic, social and political challenges.
After World War Two ended, many thought that would be the end for a while. Not too long after the war ended, the Cold War began. Post-war time was difficult for the countries involved and the difficulties during this time ultimately led to the Cold War. World War Two was fought on three major theaters and on different fronts. After the war was over, settlement establishing international institutions helped to get the continent of Europe and other struggling countries back onto their feet again. All the battles that happened during World War Two and the helpful institutions that came afterwards all shaped European and wider world history for the better because it led to the creation of the United Nations, advancements in technology, and a huge increase in economic growth for some but a struggling economy for others. The immediate post-war contributed to the emergence of the Cold War because of the atomic bomb dropping, which ended World War Two, but set the stage for the Cold War.
Cold War Latin America During 1945 to 1990, the Cold War erupted between the two big powers, the United States and the Soviet Union. The conflict between these two big powers divided the world into three parts: the first world refers to the United States and its allies, the second world refers to the Soviet Union, China, and its pact, and the third world refers to the newly developed independent countries after World War 2. Latin America was one of the third world that was struggling to find its own independence during the conflict of the two powers. To gain a lead over the Soviet Union, the United States sought to take control of Latin American nations’ governments and businesses through interventions and overthrow.
In my opinion ,the US should bear a bigger responsibility for causing the cold war .After the second world war , the ideological difference ,mutual distrust and the disappearance of the common enemy (germany ) , these all are the causes of the cold war .However ,these comflicts were all brought by the US . Many historians believe that the Cold War was inevitable once the common enemy, Germany, was defeated after the end of World War II. Other historians such as John Gaddis stress that neither superpower can be held solely responsible for the ideological war that lasted half a century. These historians believe that the US and the USSR followed a pattern of action and reaction; and that neither nation had a definitive plan of action (Todd,
I’m going to be talking about the Cold War. Boom! Crash! EXPLOSION! No, no, I’m just kidding. The Cold War which was a very long non-violent war between the Soviet Union and the United States from 1947 to 1991. This non-violent war took place in the Soviet Union, United States, Vietnam, Korea and many other places. (ushistory.org) I think the main cause of the Cold War was that the United States didn't like the Soviet Union because they were Communistic and the Soviet Union didn’t like the United States because they were Capitalistic. In addition, I think the immediate cause of the Cold War was World War II ending, and with that came our alliance ending because the friendly FDR died. There were other causes too.
“The Cold War was the most important factor that led to the economic recovery and development in Japan during 1945 and 1980.” Comment on the validity of this statement.
What came after the Second World War was a tense atmosphere between the United States and the USSR, which would be eventually known as the “Cold War”. There were no direct fighting or armed conflict between the US and the USSR, hence the word ‘cold’. However, both Great Powers were each equipped with armies, navies, and air forces, ready to fight at a moment’s notice. Conflict of ideologies between the US and the USSR lead to the spreading of capitalism and communism to countries caused fear for both sides as one could not tolerate the other. The tense rivalry increased in as races starting to develop in the fields of armaments and space exploration, each side trying to be superior to the other or leaders in those fields. Cuba being friends with the USSR caused a crisis for the Americans that could have been enough to cause war. The Vietnam War is a prime example of proxy war displaying democracy against communism with the US and the USSR supporting their respective side. During 1949 to 1991, The Cold War tensions were escalated between the US and the USSR from conflicting ideologies, military/science superiority and spread of ideologies
A war doesn’t technically require any physical weapons to fight. During the time 1947-1991 a lot of military tension and ideological conflicts took place. The causes of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union were the mutual distrust that had taken place is World War II. They differed in views of political and economic principles and were wanting to spread their ideologies to other countries. A Cold War is classified as a state of political hostility between two countries characterized by threats, propaganda and other measures short of open warfare. During the time of the Cold War it was a constant one up battle between them with their weapons. Who could build the best and who could have the most, it was always a competition to be the best.
The United States and the USSR have had several confrontations in history. It was a constant battle that showed two forces, Communism and Democracy. These opposing governments have almost gotten the rest of the world caught up in full scale nuclear war because of their differences and because of the inability to coexist peacefully. There were three major false alarms in the Cold War that almost turned it into a “Hot War”. The three factors that prevented nuclear war in these events are role of politics/diplomacy, lines of communication, and the very threat of nuclear war.
Exploring the Factors Contributing to the Development of the Cold War There were several factors which led to the development of the Cold War. In this essay I will discuss the disagreement over Poland and Truman's personality. Disagreement over how Poland should be governed was a very important factor in the development of the Cold War. Churchill, Britain and Roosevelt, USA wanted Poland to be democratic whereas Stalin wanted to make sure that Poland's new government was friendly towards the USSR.