Why The Cold War Was Fought And Its Effects

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WHY AND HOW THE COLD WAR WAS FOUGHT AND ITS EFFECTS Name: Chidera Ogbonna Course Title: History 1380 Instructor Name: Joy M.Chadya Date: April 6, 2015 The Cold War was the persistent tension that existed between the United Sates and some of its Western supporters and the Soviet Union together with other Communists countries. This tension was witnessed between the time the Second World War was coming to an end and the Soviet Union dissolution in 1991. The Cold War featured military, economic, and geo- political rivalries between the West and the Communism international supporters which resulted to several wars . Even though there was a result of the political and economic rivalry…show more content…
The parties involved considered their political and economic systems to be superior to their rivals and viewed almost every event taking places globally as to be part of the ongoing confrontation in an effort to determine which between Communism and Capitalism would emerge as the prevailing ideology across the globe. The Soviets tried hard to spread the political and economic Communism system to other countries, while the United States on its side was promoting its democracy vision and free enterprise. This competition resulted to several small-scale military conflicts as well as dozens of major wars that attracted armed forces from both nations. However, as the name of the war suggests, no direct military engagement was witnessed between the two nations. The origins of this was can be traced back when the Soviet Union and America were still allies in the Second World War. These two countries had a mutual suspicion history and both maintained their respective and different position on the way the postwar Europe was to be administered. Each nation was out to reconstruct Europe in their own desired image through Soviet-aligned Communists governments or Western-style democracies . In addition, the Soviets and its allies wanted to come up with a buffer zone that was pro-Russian which would protect them from possible attacks in future. These conflicting visions between the two nations clearly came out
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