The Political Development Of The Soviet Union

934 WordsDec 11, 20144 Pages
The cold war that occurred between not only the United States and the Soviet Union but between other superpowers as well, such as Korea, is a trivial part of our history. The cold war was primarily fought between the United States and the Soviet Union. Both were considered powerhouses, the United States was the powerhouse of the West and the Soviet Union was the powerhouse of the East. It was no surprise that these two countries would eventually come to clash. Two themes that appear from Berkin’s book would be: the political development of a nation and the relationship of the United States to other nations. The first of the two themes is the political development of a nation. In this case the political development of the Soviet Union would be a good example. The United States was a huge part of changing the Soviet Union with help of other countries. The Soviet Union started out as a dictatorship. A communist country. However as time went on with the help of its allies the United States collapsed the Soviet Union. No longer would it be a communist country but a free one. The second of the two themes is the relationship of the United States to other nations. After the end of World War II the United States was at a point of peace with many countries. However that changed when the Soviet Union started to force its beliefs on those unwilling and started attacking countries. The relations between the United States and other countries, such as the Soviet Union and North
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