• Cold War Differences Blame Bigger
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    Who was to Blame for the Cold War? The blame for the Cold War cannot be placed on one person; it developed as a series of chain reactions as a struggle to look as a bigger and bigger situation. It can be argued that the Cold War was inevitable, and therefore no ones fault, due to the differences in the capitalist and communist's different plans. It was only the need for self-defense that had caused the two countries to sink their differences temporarily during the Second World War. Though many o...
  • Cold War 2 Stalin Nations Germany
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    The start of the cold war was due to many aspects that were present during this time period. Because of these aspects it is difficult to say one specific issue was responsible for the start of the Cold war. To say which one of these aspects played the major part in starting the cold war perhaps we should think of what could have prevented the cold war. As the World War II came to an end the three big powers led by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin met in Yalta to compromise ...
  • Role Of The Military Today
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    N. Schmidt-WN Government The Role of Todays Military in Todays Post-Cold war era. The role of the United States military has been a question of the government in this modern post-cold war era. The fall of communism has put away any external threats to national security and made America the worlds last superpower. The government must decide what to do with the worlds strongest military. Several questions have arisen since the end of the cold war. Should the U. S continue build its military to ke...
  • Cold War Soviets Communist China
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    Directly after World War II the US effectively "shut the door" on all communist nations. A red scare descended on the US as the iron curtain enclosed around Eastern Europe. Mistrust and misunderstanding led to decades of arms races and close calls with a people that helped us to defeat Hitler and Japan. Meanwhile, the "open door" in China was slammed in our faces by our own ignorance and suspicion. Though the confrontation ist policy of the US may have been an effective tool to use in wartime wh...
  • Cold War United States
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    Many of the military technological advancements that have been made in the last 60 years can be attributed to the Cold War. Much of the technology developed during the period of the Cold War is still in use today by the military and government. Advancements in offensive technology are well known to just about everyone in the way of nuclear energy harnessed in the form of the nuclear bomb, but little is known about the battle for information during the Cold War. The Cold War produced some of the ...
  • Who If Any One Won The Cold War
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    The time period between 1945 and 1991 is considered to be the era of the Cold War. The Cold War, known as the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, each known during this time as the "super powers." This conflict consisted of the differing attitudes on the ideological, political, and military interests of these two states and their allies, ext e need around the globe. A common political debate covers the issue of who, if anyone won the Cold War. Many believe the United States ...
  • Causes Of The Cold War
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    Causes of the Cold War The Cold War occurred during a time of rebuilding for Europe. It characterized international relations and dominated the foreign policies of Europe. It affected all of Europe and determined lasting alliances. The Cold War was caused by the social climate and tension in Europe at the end of World War II and by the increasing power struggles between the Soviet Union. Economic separation between the Soviets and the west also heightened tensions, along with the threat of nucle...
  • Cold War Japan China Women
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    In 1949 the cold war spread from Europe to Asia, affecting everyone in its path. China, Japan, and Vietnam were three countries affected by the Cold War. Out of these three countries China was the countries that was affected the most. The reason why China was affected the most is because its government, economy, and society were all affected by the Cold War. Chinas government was effected because it changed from a Nationalist government, that was supported by the United States, to a communist go...
  • The End Of The Cold War
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    The End of The Cold War by Rutvij Bhatt United States History II Mrs. Jacquelyn J. Newman Stroudsburg High School March 17, 1997 TOPIC: The End of the Cold War Thesis Statement: What role did the United States play in the ending of the Cold War The cold war was a post-World War II struggle between the United States and its allies and the group of nations led by the Soviet Union. Direct military conflict did not occur between the two superpowers, but intense economic and diplomatic struggles erup...
  • Cold War Economic Europe Economy
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    Cold War How did the cold war affect economic development in Europe, Asia and the U. S. ? How did the "Welfare State" in Europe and the "Consumer Culture" in the U. S. relate to cold war developments? Include in your discussion the Soviet (command) and Western (market) economic models and the "commodity gap" v. "missile gap." One country in Europe that was affected by the cold war was the economic development of Germany. The cold war made Germany an economic powerhouse. Germany's coal and steel...
  • Cold War Bridging The Gap To Peace
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    Cold War: Bridging the Gap to Peace One might argue that the Cold War divided the world which is still present today. It also pulled countries' ties with other countries further apart. However, these people fail to realize that the main superpowers of the Cold War are closer together than ever before. Both The United States and Russia (former U. S. S. R. ) are now working together to limit the number of strategic arms further from what was settled at SALT I and SALT II. There are also numerous...
  • The Cold War West Union Soviet
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    The Cold War The Cold War is the shifting struggle for power and prestige between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II until 1989. The Cold War was a fight between democracy and communism. There had always been mutual suspicion between the West and the USSR. This suspicion could be seen in the alliances these two powers had made during World War II. Even after the war, the West felt threatened by the continued expansion policy of the Soviet Union. Soviet Union a...
  • International Relations Of Asia
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    International Relations Of Asia STRATEGIC GEOMETRY 'This is the only region in the world where so many combinations and permutations of two- three and four- and even two plus four or three plus three-power games can be played on the regional chessboard with all their complexities and variations.' introduction The concept of strategic geometry comprises the notion that that the interactions and interconnections between a number of political actors within a particular system of international relat...
  • Origins Of The Cold War
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    The purpose of this paper is to explore the origins of the Cold War. To accomplish this exploration, the works of W. A. Williams, Robert Jervis, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. serves as the foundation. Before a closer examination of these works, a short explanation of the three common viewpoints regarding the study of the Cold War is warranted. These viewpoints are Attribution, Structural, and Misperception. With these viewpoints to guide the way, the above authors look at the origins of the Cold ...
  • The Cold War United States
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    In this paper I will discuss what actions and thoughts added up to cause the cold war. The cold war lasted from September 1, 1945 to about December 25, 1991. That is about forty-five years, which is an extremely long time. The cold war was a global competition basically between two sides, the Free World, which was led by the United States of America, and the Communist World led by the Soviet Union. The struggle took place through indirect military conflict, and direct competition in the areas of...
  • Sputnik And The Cold War
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    Soon after the end of World War II, the United States was again engaged in war. This was the Cold War. The Soviet Union and the United States were locked in battle to see who would become the most powerful military presence in the world. Because of this, each country was constantly pushing the limits of their technology. These technological advancements inaugurated the Space Age. Sputnik, the first in a series of launches, was the reason the United States entered the Space Race. Some historians...
  • Cold War Soviet Ussr Gorbachev
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    Politicians and citizens alike during the early 1970 s viewed d tente as the first step towards ending the Cold War. This agreement to a cooling off of East-West tensions, initiated by U. S. President Nixon and Soviet Premier Brezhnev, gave hope for the first time that the two superpowers could coexist. In addition to political acknowledgement of each other s spheres of influence, d tente consisted of armaments limitations and reductions agreements starting with SALT in 1972. Moreover, economic ...
  • Narrative Essay On The Cold War
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    The Cold War was a confrontation between military giants, and it was the balance of terror, which preserved the world's peace. But the balance was maintained at a ridiculously high and costly level. Both the United States and the Soviet Union equipped themselves with thousands more nuclear missiles than were needed for self-defense. Those weapons, added to conventional armaments, cost the superpowers trillions of dollars. In 1955 President Eisenhower warned, "The problem in defense spending...
  • Soviet Union Gorbachev War Cold
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    After World War II, the Soviet Union's economy had declined. Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet Union, felt compelled to do something to reverse the economic decline and decay. Gorbachev believed that the Soviet Union needed a change and he wanted his nation to catch up with the economic advances of other nations. "Gorbachev's aim had been to strengthen the political and economic systems that he inherited, to strip away their Stalinist accretions and made the Soviet Union a modern dynam...
  • America And The Cold War
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    The conflict in ideologies between capitalism and communism resulted in one of the greatest conflicts of the twentieth century. The belief that freedom and democracy would die under communist rule caused the United States to start a conflict that would last for decades. The decisions made by the United States in W. W. II caused tensions to rise between the U. S. and the Soviet Union. Fear of Communism in capitalist nations, caused the United states government to use propaganda to raise Cold War...