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What Is The Tension Between The Cold War And Communism

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The Cold War was a long period of tension between the democracies of the Western World led by America, and the communist countries of Eastern Europe led by the Soviet Union. It began after the end of World War II, and America and the Soviet Union were the strongest countries left standing. The Cold War was started by the Soviets in 1947, when they tried to spread communism throughout Europe. Although war was never officially declared, the US and the USSR fought indirectly trying to stop each other from progressing.

Communism is the theory or system of social organisation in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives according to their ability and needs. Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviets, was a strong believer of this ideology and forced this upon his country ruthlessly. When World War II ended Stalin became obsessed by the threat of an invasion from the West, and between 1945 and 1948 rushed to set up communist regimes all over East Europe. He was so determined to rule the world that he was not going to stop until he was forced to. Stalin was known to order mass
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The Americans knew what this meant and in response, President Harry S. Truman delivered the Truman Doctrine on March 12, 1947. With this speech it was established that the United States would provide political, military, and economic support to all democratic nations under threat from either internal or external forces. Truman was ensuring the protection of the people in a number of nations, many of which had recently been the subject of harsh totalitarian regimes forced upon them against their will (Truman Doctrine 1947). The Doctrine was a response to the Soviets trying to overtake territory and start a war.

The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War and began in 1948. The city of Berlin
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