Soviet and US relations changed dramatically between 1945 and 1947, there were many reasons to explain why and how this happened. Firstly, one reason was the end of WW2. During the Second World War, America and the USSR were members of the Grand Alliance in order to oppose Hitler, but when this war finished there was nothing to bring the Communists and Capitalists together. Therefore, the two countries went from allies to progressing enemies after Germany was defeated. This developed until a confrontation, from Western and Eastern Europe, in a nuclear arms race.
Reagan and the end of the Cold War. Cooperative resolution, as seen in the Cold War, has shown itself to be a rare significance in shaping the ending of many portentous conflicts.The Cold War, which began in 1945 after the Yalta conference saw international tensions on a scale that the world had never seen before. With the American fear of communism and the rapid expansion of nuclear warfare technology, the world, until 1991 was at the brink of a devastating conflicts between Soviet Russia and the U.S. Many historians may argue the Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader from 1985-1991 had the biggest influence over the end of communism. However, Ronald Reagan, U.S president between 1981-1989, was the most significant political leader to influence the ending of the Cold War.
It was a symbolic division of the free world and the communist territory. I think it was a big symbol of the Cold War, which was an important event of United States history, which is why Billy Joel would have put it in his song. Relating to Its Time During the 1960's the Cold War was affecting the United States and causing tension among us and Russia. The Berlin Wall caused the West fear of the communist control in the East. When the wall finally fell it symbolized the end of the Cold War, which meant the tension among Russia and United States finally subsided.
This proved to be a vital factor in the ending of the Cold War however it is by no means the only one; indeed a variety of different factors ultimately caused the collapse of the USSR in 1991 and thus the end of the Cold War. The economic decline of the Soviet Union over the 1980s was an essential reason for the end of the Cold War. Various factors explain the Soviet Union’s economic crisis which led to its collapse. The Soviet soft power (that is to say its political, social and culture influence) was undercut by the exposure of Stalin's crimes in 1956 and by the repression in Hungary in 1956. Communist ideology aimed to establish justice for all, however, the lethal purges and gulags of the Stalinist era led to a general loss of confidence in the system and thus a low level of motivation in the work force.
I will be talking about President Reagan’s Doctrine and some of what happened during his administration. President Reagan was our 40th President (Jan.1981-Jan.1989). During his time in office, the United States used their diplomatic resources to stop Soviet expansionism in the developing world. President Reagan wanted to overthrow pro-Soviet regimes, so his administration focused on supporting proxy armies to stop the Soviet influence (Roskin, 1999, p. 58). One of President Reagan’s biggest achievements was the end of the Cold War.
Instead of the Détente, Reagan wished for a peace built by America’s economic and military power. Ronald Reagan’s policies were based on the ideologies of spreading freedom and democracy around the world to block the advancement on Soviet Communism. He promoted democracy and all its qualities to countries throughout the world including the Soviet Union. His peaceful policies significantly contributed to the end of the cold war. Reagan detested the oppression of Marxism-Leninism and in 1982 he gave a speech at the British parliament during which he expressed the hope that it would end up “on the ash heap of history”.
How far do you agree with the view that Mikhail Gorbachev played an ‘extraordinary role’ in bringing about the end of the Cold War? It is certainly true that Mikhail Gorbachev played an ‘extraordinary role’ in bringing about the end of the Cold War. This is very much the interpretation given in Source 1, which links the reforming drive of Gorbachev’s personality with the decline in Marxism-Leninism, the ideology which underpinned Soviet communism. Source 2, on the other hand, focuses on economic and technical problems in the Soviet Union rather than personalities or ideas. Source 3 shifts the focus to America, arguing that it was a combination of Ronald Reagan’s personal skills and his vision of a nuclear-free world which brought the Cold War to an end.
The Russian Civil War began in the wake of the collapse of the provisional government. The Russian Civil War (1917–23) was just beginning in 1918. Lenin and the Bolsheviks were seen to have taken control of Russia, and Lenin pulled Russia out of the war with the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed in March 1918. This was a cruel treaty which the Russians had to sign. Trotsky was given the task of negotiating with the Germans.
To understand and identify the aspects of the totalitarian system in both countries it's important to consider both countries history. On November the 11th 1918 Germany agreed to signed the Armistice. After Germany was forced to accept Versailles agreement by accepting guilt for WW 1. As a consequence the German people were demotivated and had no confidence in the new liberal democratic Weimar government and international forces. This resulted in risings such as the Spartacist rising where communists fuelled by the success of the Russian revolution almost occupied nearly every major city in Germany.
Korea, conquered by Japan during the war, was divided at the 38th parallel then given to the USSR in the north and the US in the south. The Soviets pulled out of N. Korea in 1950, leaving a communist regime behind. That regime, funded and equipped by The Peoples Republic of China, invaded S. Korea. Therefore the United states in order to uphold its policy of containment started to support the south Korean regime and supplied it with aid, troops when it was invaded under the banner of containement.Not only this under the banner of the UN, successfully withdrew north Korean troops from south korea.The "conflict" lasted three years and victory