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  • Western Policy Of Containment
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    As promulgated in 1947 by one of its chief architects, George Kennan, the policy of containment fashioned a strategy to deal with the implacable challenge posed by Soviet Communists (Kennan, 582). Because of their ideology and history, the Soviets were held to be dangerous and thus their expansion must be countered by the West. To deal with the Soviet threat, Kennan called for a long-term and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies (Kennan, 575). Although containment policy was wide...
  • 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...
  • Anti Soviet Feeling In Hungary
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    1956: Counter-revolution in Hungary. Following the death of Josef Stalin in 1953, the harsh policies he implemented in not only the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, but also its many satellite nations began to break down. There was a movement to distance all of the socialist nations from Stalin's sadistic rule. In the Peoples? Republic of Hungary, there was much disillusionment with this Stalinist absolutism (Felkay 50). This disillusionment with the Soviet ideal of socialism lead the people...
  • Soviet Union And The Usa
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    I GOT AN A STAR AT GCSE LEVEL FOR THIS ESSAY, ENGLISH SPELLING... HOPE U LIKE... Everyones opinion is different, some say one thing, some say another but the big question is, who was to blame for the Cold War The United States of America The Soviet Union Maybe it was inevitable and bound to happen, but maybe it was partly both of their faults. Could the Cold War have been prevented There are many points that can argue and back up all of the above opinions. I will be examining different sources a...
  • Freedom In The Soviet Union
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    THESIS STATEMENT Three equally powerful and great forces eroded at the Soviet Union and created a sense of desperation that eventually brought the country to the knees of capitalism. The economic dire straits that plagued the country for so may years, the innate failure of Communism as a political idea for the twentieth century and a weak central government, amalgamated to create an atmosphere of nervousness and uncertainty which eventually led to the fall of Communism. ARGUMENTS ECONOMIC By the...
  • Eastern Europe The Soviets
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    War is normally associated with destruction and death to end a conflict or some sort of disagreement but that is not always the case. After World War II the United States and the Soviet Union began a war that would span decades yet there would be no direct battle between the two nations. This time is called the Cold war because of its lack of battle between just the two nations. Even though it was never the soviets verse the Americans the Soviets often fought the Americans. What could have went ...
  • 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 ...
  • Great Britain And The Soviet Union
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    At the conclusion of the WWII Germany was divided into 4 zones of occupation controlled by Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. Berlin, the capital of Germany, was located in the Soviet controlled section of Germany. Lack of agreement and compromise with the Soviet Union concerning the unity of Germany led to the beginning of the Cold War. The term Cold War was first used by an American Financier Bernard Baruch in a congressional debate in 1947. A cold war can be defin...
  • World War II Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin
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    The Cold War is the term used to describe the intense rivalry between the United States and its allies and the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics and its allies. The Soviet Union and its allies were refereed to as the Eastern Bloc and the United States and its allies were referred to as the Western Bloc. The Cold War period lasted from the mid-1940's until the late 1980's. During this period international politics were shaped by this intense rivalry between this two great blocs of power and th...
  • Deterioration Of The American Soviet Relationship
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    American and Soviet relations deteriorated in the decade following World War II. The three factors that had the most effect on that relationship were the agreements made at the Yalta Conference, the Korean War, and McCarthyism. The agreements of the Yalta Conference began the deterioration of the American-Soviet relationship. Some of the decisions taken at Yalta pertained to Europe. The most critical of these had to do with the liberated nations of eastern Europe. Roosevelt and Churchill rejecte...
  • Communist Party To The Hungarian Population
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    Why Did Both Hungary In 1956 And Czechoslovakia In 1968 Rebel Against Soviet Domination The causes for such a massive and all-captivating rebellion, which occurred both in Hungary (1956) and in Czechoslovakia (1968), originated most from deep-rooted antagonism towards Soviet domination in the Eastern Europe in the post-war era. A continuous political and cultural suppression by Soviet dictatorial policies, obviously linked with economic constraints, coalesced to provoke robust insurrections. Sho...
  • Perestroika And Glasnost As Gorbachev
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    In 1985, MIKHAIL SERGEEVICH GORBACHEV took over. Unlike Brezhnev, who need tanks of oxygen at his side, Gorbachev had good health and relative youth on his side. At 54 years of age, Gorbachev represented a generation which had begun their political and party careers after 1953. So although they were born and raised in the Stalin years, Stalin was gone by the time they begun their political lives. A self-confident and energetic man, Gorbachev talked freely to people from all walks of life. He was...
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
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    Mikhail Gorbachev is a man who has made a great impact on our world. This Soviet leader set into action some changes that led to the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the rise of democracy in Europe (Franklin Watts, 1990). Gorbachev was born in a time when a government campaign to end private farming brought much terror and death to the countryside of the Soviet Union. As a child he went through the horrors of Soviet life that dictator Joseph Stalin caused. One- third of the ...
  • Chinese The Soviets
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    Causes and Elevation of the Sino-Soviet Schism 1927-1969 It can be argued that the most significant effect on foreign policy during the Cold War, besides the arms race, was the schism and eventually antagonism between the USSR and China. Some historians have argued that the schism between the USSR continued to elevate throughout the Cold War. Alvin Z. Rubenstien, in his book "Soviet Foreign Policy Since World War II" makes the argument that "The Sino-Soviet rift is more complex today [Rubenstien...
  • End Of Soviet Domination Over Eastern Europe
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    1. Describe and analyze three reasons for the end of soviet domination over Eastern Europe. On New Year's Eve, 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics was dissolved, sixty-nine years after its founding. By the end of October 1990, all fifteen Soviet republics had already declared their sovereignty. The fall of communism can ironically be described as the "domino theory". Starting with Mikhail Gorbachev's effort to transform soviet society, non-communist governments spread from Poland and ...
  • Numerous Spies Loyal To The Soviet Union
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    What is more important national security or individual rights? This question has been posed many times throughout our nation's history. One of the most memorable times when this became an issue was the McCarthy era. Did Communism threaten America's internal security in the 1940's and early 1950's or did Joseph McCarthy and the House of Un-American Activities Committee create a Red Scare and abuse their powers? The answer to this question is yes to both parts. After World War II, it was obvious t...
  • Kuomintang Policy And Chinese Communist Party Policy
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    IB Extended Essay: Why was the Chinese Communist Party able to achieve victory over the Kuomintang in the Chinese Civil War? Word Count: 4067 Abstract The Chinese Civil War, which took place from the end of World War II up to October 1, 1949, directly led to the creation of the People's Republic of China, the world's most populous communist nation. The purpose of this essay is to explain why the Chinese Communist Party was able to achieve victory over the Kuomintang in the Chinese Civil War. In ...
  • 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...
  • West Germany And The Soviet Union
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    Cold War is the term used to describe the intense rivalry that developed after World War II between groups of Communist and non-Communist nations. On one side were the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) and its Communist allies, often referred to as the Eastern bloc. On the other side were the United States and its democratic allies, usually referred to as the Western bloc. The struggle was called the Cold War because it did not actually lead to fighting, or "hot" war, on a wide scal...
  • Non Communist Multiparty Regime
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    During World War II the country was occupied by the Germans. When they retreated in 1944, a leader of the Communist-led resistance movement, Enter Hoxha, became head of the Albanian government. In 1946 a people's republic was declared; private land was confiscated and industry nationalized. After the war Yugoslavia controlled Albania. When Yugoslavia left the Soviet bloc in 1948, Albania broke its ties with that country and became an ally of the Soviet Union, joining the Warsaw Pact in 1955. Alb...

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