America's Role In The Cold War

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Histroy 2020 America’s Role in the origins of The Cold War In the aftermath of World War II, the world was left in ruins. The two emerging super powers, the United States and the Soviet Union, battled for influence over the new world order. While the Soviets sought further communist expansion, the United States provided tangible, direct support to the nations of war torn Europe in effort to expand Americas sphere of influence while diminishing Soviet sphere of influences. America successfully and carefully completed their objectives of gaining a significant foothold in reconstruction of post war Europe by the implementation of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall plan. These gave America a significant foothold in Europe and in developing…show more content…
To fully analyze the causes of tension which became the Cold War and role of the United States one must go the countries’ origins. Russia had a system of expansionism inherent within its history. From 1500-1800, Russia began to demonstrate expansionist tendencies (Gascoigne 1). This characteristic would spawn similar actions after the Second World War, when a war torn Europe lay bare and defenseless before the Iron Curtain. During the First World War, Russia initially sided with the Allies until the Bolshevik Revolution in 1918. It was in this time that leader Vladimir Lenin established authority in Russia. He transformed the country into the communistic Soviet Union. Following the communistic revolution, the Allies looked down on the newly formed Soviet Union, and felt they had conflicting values. Later in WWII, Russia and Germany agreed on a non aggression act. While Britain and France were fighting for their existence, Russia was trying to have peace with Germany and eventually form part of the Axis powers. The only reason Russia stopped insertion into the Axis powers was because Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. The Allies and the Soviet Union now shared an enemy and were interesting in becoming…show more content…
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