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  • Control Of Post War Europe
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    When World War II ended the United States and Russia emerged as "Superpowers". Though they had fought as allies, each had their own agenda and post -war strategies. The United States found itself unable to enjoy the pleasures of peace after the wars completion. Having been unable to establish a true settlement in Europe, America watched, as Russia appeared to strengthen its hold of the region. The Soviets were taking a position in Europe that concerned the United States, led by President Harry S...
  • 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...
  • Our Support Of The French In Indochina
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    The French, after World War II wanted to control Indochina by returning the area to a pre-war colonial status, believing they were better suited to bring economic growth to that part of the world. The United States, a country which demanded self rule from England in 1776, plays the hypocrite by supporting France in order to secure Europe from Soviet expansion. How far does one go to stop another's ideological beliefs? Do countries that practice freedoms of choice have a moral obligation to inter...
  • 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...
  • Marshall Plan
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    On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall spoke at Harvard University and outlined what would become known as the Marshall Plan. Europe (still devastated by World War II) had just survived one of the worst winters on record. The nations of Europe had nothing to sell for hard currency, and the democratic socialist governments in most countries were unwilling to adopt proposals for recovery proposed by economists. Something had to be done to stop the potential spread of communism west...
  • Marshall Plan Aid
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    Americans foresaw the battle with global communism as soon as World War Two ended. The Second World War had left many European nations economically and physically devastated either from Nazi occupation or fierce military action. The United States government felt that these conditions were breeding grounds for the spread of communism. But America did not respond to the threat with military action, instead it employed a new weapon in foreign policy, economic aid. The Marshall Plan laid the groundw...
  • Their History And The Lack Of Trust
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    It appears that one of the greater obstacles keeping Europe, specifically Russia, from uniting is that Europeans seem to have a difficult time overlooking blemishes in their pasts. For example, people still question, current Russian President, Vladimir Putin's past in the KGB. Many Russians, along with other countries as well, question Putin's "soul" and character due to his involvement in the KGB many years before (Myers). If citizens within a country cannot come to terms with a person's past, ...
  • Unites States Of Europe
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    1. INTRODUCTION! ^0 Under and within that world concept we must re-create the European Family in a regional structure called, it may be, the United States of Europe. And the first practical step would be to form Council of Europe. If at first all the States of Europe are not willing or able to join the Union, we must nevertheless proceed to assemble and combine those who will and those who can.! +/- (Winston Churchill) A united European Union has been established with 25 member states (10 due in...
  • World War II Europe
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    The topic that jumped out at me and screamed, ? write about me!? was that war can? make or break a country? This statement explains how so many different countries have come into there own, and have established themselves as world powers. Europe's global expansion created the setting within which all other societies have been compelled to make there way into the modern world. Russians, Latin Americans, Arabs, Chinese, and other peoples found themselves faced with the fact of western European dom...

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