The Relations of the Superpowers Between 1945 and 1959 Essay

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The Relations of the Superpowers Between 1945 and 1959 The conflict of World War II against the Nazi Germany brought the Allied Nations, United States of America, England and the Soviet Union together to fight side by side. During the period of 1945 and 1959 these “Superpowers” were constantly trying to undermine each other. This alliance soon took its course to break down after bitter hatred against one another with the threat of thermal Nuclear War. The friendship that these countries once had led to rivalry whereby both sides tried to out do each other by any means possible. These countries stored weapons, and at the same time they were both in the process…show more content…
The Postdam agreement contained the decisions reached by the participants. The relationship between these two “Super Powers” during the war in Europe was certainly very good. These two sides fought side by side trying to defeat Nazism in Europe. President Roosevelt did not mind Stalin nor, did Stalin mind, even though they had different ways of thinking, and their political views were certainly the opposite to each other. Truman felt threatened by communism/Russia, he decided to sign the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). This was the alliance of military reinforcement through most Western European countries. A military alliance was a treaty that was only signed by the participant that felt they were under a threatening situation such as the corrupt Nazism in Germany. The signing of NATO was great threat to Russia as the alliance of countries could easily persuade Russia to do its bidding. Russia felt as they were in a vulnerable position. In 1955 they created the Warsaw Pact. This was the response to NATO under the rule of Stalin. It included all the Eastern European countries, which prevented the Western countries having authority over military power over Russia. As communism was a law that suggested sharing, Stalin dominated the Warsaw Pact, but this ways of “dealing” with people prevented any disagreements and it
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