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  • Soviet Unions Attempts
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    It is often wondered how the superpowers achieved their position of dominance. It seems that the maturing of the two superpowers, Russia and the United States, can be traced to World War II. To be a superpower, a nation needs to have a strong economy, an overpowering military, immense international political power and, related to this, a strong national ideology. It was this war, and its results, that caused each of these superpowers to experience such a preponderance of power. Before the war, b...
  • Containment Of The Soviet Union
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    Containment Policies America's approach to contain the threat of communism As it became increasingly clear that there would be a competition for power in the new world order, the United States and Russia formulated foreign polices designed to limit the expansion of the other. In the case of the United States the policy was known as containment. Simply put it was the goal of the US to contain the spread of Communism. Containment of the Soviet Union became American policy in the postwar years. Geo...
  • 1959 Eisenhower And Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev
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    On May 1, 1960, two weeks prior to the United States-Soviet Summit in Paris, a U-2 high altitude reconnaissance airplane was shot down while flying a spy mission over the Soviet Union. The Eisenhower administration was forced to own up to the mission, and Khrushchev canceled the Paris Summit. As a result, The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union continued for over 30 years. Shortly after the end of World War II, United State sand the Soviet Union emerged as the two superpowers...
  • 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 ...
  • Breakdown Of The 1970's D Tente
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    The breakdown of the 1970's d tente can be attributed to many different issues and events. In researching these events the varying opinions from both superpowers would establish the failure of d tente in history, as a breakdown in communication and talks between the White House and the Kremlin with the collapse of d tente marking the end of the 1970's. During the 1976 presidential campaign, the tension between the objective of transformation and the importance of coexistence became crucial. Cons...
  • Cold War For The Soviet Union
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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 ...
  • Containment Of The Soviet Union
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    "We must build a new world, a far better world - one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected". - President Harry S. Truman, 1945 The Cold War was the most important political issue of the early postwar period. It grew out of longstanding disagreements between the Soviet Union and the United States. In 1918 American troops participated in the Allied intervention in Russia on behalf of anti-Bolshevik forces. American diplomatic recognition of the Bolshevik regime did not come until 1933. ...
  • United Nations
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    Though the United States was the military power of the world prior to World War II, its foreign policy was one of detachment. The government was determined not to get involved in other countries affairs barring unusual circumstances. A World War provided big enough means to become involved, as many Americans became enraged with the military ambitions of Japan and Germany. Following World War II, Soviet leader Stalin initially agreed to a democratic government in Poland and to free elections in o...
  • 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...
  • Soviet Union
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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...
  • War With The Soviet Union
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    The Causes of the Korean War The causes of the Korean War have always been vague in history. It's hard to recognize the real source to all the controversy occurring at this time. We know that North Korea started the war literally. And obviously their troops crossed the 38th parallel en masse, beginning an invasion that would take them within weeks to tip the Korean peninsula. Although knowing who started it, doesn't exactly explain the origins and causes of the Korean War because of several reas...
  • Containment Of The Soviet Union And Nato
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    Major world events of the past have caused the United States change its government. Starting in 1939, events that began to occur which led to a number of wars could not be ignored and caused the American isolationist policy to no longer be in effect. The end of the isolation policy, a policy that avoided alliances and other types of involvement in the affairs of other nations, Some of the events that led to the United States involvement in wars are the bombing of pearl harbor, the Yalta conferen...

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