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  • Start Of The Cold War
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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 ...
  • First Major Events Of The Cold War
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    Cold War In the post World War II era, a war arose between the Soviet Union and the United States, but in reality there was never really any documented fighting between the two nations, thus spawning the catch phrase "Cold War". Even though both countries were ready to go to war at the blink of an eye and almost did, the powers-that-be never got the nerve to authorize a nuclear war that would have made World War II look like child's play. This was a war fought in the political ring, and was also...
  • Cold War The Soviets
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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...
  • Soviet Submarines Movements During The Cold War
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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 ...
  • End Of The Cold War President Reagan
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    America, Russia, and the Cold War The origins of the Cold War came about when United States President Harry Truman issued his Truman Doctrine. This doctrine stated that the United States would support "free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures". This would end up being the foundation of the U.S. involvement in the Cold War. The main idea of the doctrine was to support nations in the resistance of communism. Truman felt that if one nation fel...
  • Cold War With His Strategic Defense Policies
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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
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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" vs. "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 we...
  • Arms Race In The Cold War
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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 other...
  • Soviet Union
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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...
  • Roles In The Post Cold War Japan
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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 rela...
  • Cold War
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    In August 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima an Nagasaki, bringing World War II to a close. Some 150,000 people died during the initial blasts on the two cities, and many more died from radiation sickness later. The bombing of Hiroshima was the first use of atomic weapons the world had never seen. The detonation set off a decades-long nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union; the Cold War. It cost both countries billions of do...
  • 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 Wa...
  • Arms Control And Reagan
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    INTRODUCTION The Cold War was the elongated tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It started in the mid 40's after WWII had left Europe in shambles and Russia and the USA in superpower positions. The Cold War was a clash of these supergiants in political, ideological, military, and economic values and ideas. Though military build up was great on both sides neither one ever directly fought each other. This essay is going to bring forth the following points: Rise of th...
  • U.S. And The Ussr Over D Tente
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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 t...
  • First Thought Of The Cold War
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    The Cold War 1944-1990 By Sara Wilson War. The first war I can remember was when my father, Robert Wilson went away to the Persian Gulf War in 1991. When I think of war I think of disagreements and fighting, but I have learned that the Cold War was not really like that. I first chose to do a paper on the Vietnam War but I decided doing an overview would be better because I wouldn't have a paper about one certain thing. When I first thought of the Cold War, I really didn't know what it was. All I...
  • Total Soviet Expenditure During 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 is t...
  • Cold War And The Fall Of Russia
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    The Cold War was a war caused by the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It started after WWII ended. Europe was left in ruins while Russia and the U.S. were left as super powers. The Cold War was a battle between these groups in political, military, and economic ideas. Though military build up was great on both sides neither one ever directly fought each other. In this essay I'm going to talk about the following points: Rise of the Cold War, events in and because ...
  • Cold War
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    Cold War Some say that it is useless to speak of world peace or world law or world disarmament - and that it will be useless until the leaders of the Soviet Union adopt a more enlightened attitude. I hope they do. I believe we can help them to do it. But I also believe that we must reexamine our own attitude - as individuals and as a Nation - for our attitude is as essential as theirs. And every graduate of this school, every thoughtful citizen who despairs of war and wishes to bring peace, shou...
  • Collapse Of The Soviet Union
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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...
  • Cold War Cause
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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 an...

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