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  • Major Role In The Fear Of Communism
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    The word communism has always been a sort of taboo word to say. Even today we call people commies to make fun or tease people. Why did all this start? How did communism become a bad a word? Well communism has always been feared since the birth of our nation. It was the form of government that the majority of Americans did not want. Communism is basically a theory or system based on the ownership of all property and goods by the community as a whole. This system would destroy a lot of the liberti...
  • Communist Regime In The Soviet Union
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    Communism in the USSR was doomed from the onset. Communism was condemned due to lack of support from other nations, condemned due to corruption within its leadership, condemned due to the moral weakness of humanity, making what is perfect on paper, ineffective in the real world. The end of this system was very violent. It left one of the two most powerful nations in the world fearful of what was to come. Communism can either be called a concept or system of society. In a society that follows the...
  • Soviet Union
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    Dear President Bush, I would like to advise you on the causes, course and effects of the Cold War in hopes that you this will help you in shaping your current foreign policy. The Cold War is a term used to describe the intense rivalry and strained relations between the two superpowers that had arose after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union. This period of hostility mainly resulted from ideological differences, and mutual distrust between the two blocks. Following World War II, ...
  • 1991 The Soviet Union
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    Communism in the Soviet Union and Why it Failed Communism is defined as 'a system of political and economic organization in which property is owned by the community and all citizens share in the enjoyment of the common wealth, more or less according to their need. ' In 1917 the rise of power in the Marxist-inspired Bolsheviks in Russia along with the consolidation of power by Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the word communism came to mean a totalitarian system controlled by a single political ...
  • Communism During The Cold War
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    The Truman Doctrine In order to contain Communism, President Harry S. Truman issued the Truman Doctrine in 1947, which provided aid to Greece and Turkey. The United States gave aid to those countries, specifically, because it felt they were most threatened by Communism during the time of the Cold War (Ferrell, pg. 105). Communism is an economic system in which a single party controls the means of production with the aim of establishing a classless society (Encarta). The period after World War II...
  • Scientists In The Soviet Union
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    The Bomb: "The hydrogen bomb can't be done, or if it can be done, it will take too long, or if it can be done and doesn't take too long, it will require too large a fraction of the nation's scientific manpower, or if it doesn't require too large a fraction of the nation's labor force, it will be too massive to deliver, or if it is deliverable, we ought't to make it". The ideas had existed since the early 1900's; the research started in the 1930's, and by 1938 nuclear fission had been demonstrate...
  • Collapse Of The Soviet Union
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    There are many events worthy of our recognition but some will be remembered for many years to come. Fifty years from now, every person in the world should remember the year in which the Soviet Empire collapsed. The Soviet Union was one of the most dangerous and most feared of all the countries in the world during the time it existed. The Soviet Union was the largest country in the world because of all the republics it had within it. The collapse of the Soviet Union will always be remembered beca...
  • 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...
  • Attacks At Their Indecisive Actions Toward Communism
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    U.S. - Soviet Relations The beginning of the Cold War between U.S. and Russia caused a major polarization across the World. Countries like Korea, Vietnam and Germany were split in half-one half would be democratic and the other communist. The fight for the sphere of influence became more of a territorial fight, often times a small war. The Korean War (1950-1953) was one of the confrontations which influenced the relation between the 2 superpowers. All the fights had their echos at home. The Red ...
  • Soviet Economy
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    Emergence of the Modern World Gorbachev and Perestroika In 1985, Soviet leader and Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced perhaps the most far-reaching plan for his country's economic restructuring. This plan, called "Perestroika", was a set of strategies aimed at resolving the gap in scientific and technological development with the West by initiating economic reform in the Soviet Union. The meaning of Perestroika was best defined by the Party Plenum of January 1987: "...
  • Common Threat
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    Afghanistan is a unique example of a middle east state ecause it has a history of fending off imperial invaders. - - seen as a bridge (taliban book) to india and the persian gulf meant that it was ofeten united by a common threat. However, unification fragments into the traditional tribal communites when such a threat is non-existent or distant Vietnam - also conquered by chinese dynasty and also has a terrain that allowed for similar guerilla tactics as the afghanis in their mountanous regions....
  • Mao's Great Leap Forward Policy
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    Introduction The Great Leap Forward, the Communes and the Sino-Soviet Split created a division in party leadership and a power struggle between the Rightist and Radical Factions in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The political and social structure during the mid 20th Century underwent dramatic change due to the revolutionary leadership of Mao Zedong. Mao felt that he could no longer depend on the formal Party Organization because it had been permeated with men pushing the capitalist agenda. T...
  • Their Missiles Near The Soviet Union
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    The rivalry between the superpowers of the day, United States of America, and the Soviet Union, lasted from 1945 to 1991. An intense rivalry built up between the powers, the Soviet Union wishing to spread their communist ideals throughout the world, while America severely opposed. During this rivalry, both sides built up considerable weaponry and the threat of nuclear war was imminent. The peak of this threat was seen at the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Soviet Union and USA also backed opposing...
  • Point Onwards China And The Soviet Union
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    To what extent was the Cold War in Asia a bipolar conflict? When looking at the Cold War in general or in relation to Asia, it is important to understand that a conflict lasting a long period may go through changes, especially in cases of Cold War. This is true of the Cold War, as Hot Wars broke out other states became more powerful, and others diminished. A bipolar conflict was evident during the Cold War in two ways. First the balance of power was divided between two coalitions headed by the U...

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