position on communism. I was a believer that the Cold War was a stalemate between the two superpowers Russia and the U.S. in nuclear arms. The book is well written and help fills some gap in my American history. The book explains how the conflict between U.S. and Russia affected other nations. The strength of the book is how it goes in details about communism showing how it influenced America’s decision in the past, present, and the future.
How far do you agree with the view that the origins of the cold war in 1945 and 1946 owed much to ideological differences and little to personalities and conflicting national interests? Source 7 shows an ‘ideological crusade’ suggesting the west looked upon the USSR as expanding communism. Despite the agreement at Yalta, allowing Stalin a sphere of influence, the west’s view ‘changed’ to seeing them ‘dominating Eastern Europe’. There are many differences which caused tensions in the cold war however it cannot be denied that personalities of the leaders running these countries were a contributing reason for the uncertainty between them. The personalities influenced the cold war, despite not being as significant as the other factors.
Although considered allies in WWI, USA and USSR turned against each other by the end of the ‘War to end all wars.’ Tensions increased between the two massive countries as both went through an arms race, created the Atomic bombs, and competed against each other through many other political issues. This time, between 1945 – 1949 is considered the Cold War, where Russia and USA indirectly fought. The WWI alliance between the Soviet Union and the United States was only temporary. After the end of the war USA started the tensions by aiding the whites (The Tsarists) providing military assistance. The whites attempted to overthrow the new communist government and USA was helping them.
One way he did this was with the Truman Doctrine. This policy is basically saying that the states should always help nations who are threatened by communism. During the cold war Truman wasn’t the only one fighting Communism; Churchill helped raise concern for the cause by giving his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in Missouri. The fight to stop communism over sees didn’t always involve bullets flying. When the allies split up Berlin for everyone to share as spoils of war Germany decided to cut off all of
Wyndham himself is witnessing how evil the world is becoming through the arms race and build up of new more powerful weapons. His direct links to what happened in the cold war make us, the readers, believe he is writing this book as though predicting the future of our world. As far as the town of Waknuk is concerned, there is no need
1 The USA was deeply hostile towards the Soviet Union and fearing a spread of communism, adopted a policy of containment. 4 In Vietnam the target of containment was Ho Chi Minh and the Vietminh front he had created in 1941. Ho and his chief lieutenants were communists with long-standing connections to the Soviet Union. 5 Hoping to halt a takeover by the communist North Vietnamese (led by Ho Chi Minh) 6, US officials chose to support the anti-Communist prime minister of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem1,. As opposed to the other superpower, America got directly involved, sending not only financial aid1 but actively participating in the military effort.
That one, simple word caused perhaps one of the biggest controversies and rivalries in history. Communism could easily take the blame for the cause of the cold war. The Soviet Union and the United States joined forces during WWII out of necessity, not out of the goodness of their hearts. The United States had to practically beg the Soviets to begin fighting Japan. Even as allies, the countries did not trust each other entirely.
The United States believed that a country should have the ability to choose its government; not be feared of it. President Regan stood up and made the choice to end the war and to disperse the fear of communism. The Berlin Wall collapsed and has changed history forever. The Cold War that began in Berlin after World War II had finally
Not to mention, the flood of anti-communist rhetoric through news and media. Anytime a nation develops weapons of mass destruction, they become a threat. Let’s face it; Weapons of that magnitude are built to be used on other nations, not that of the nation that builds it. Russia was the active driving force of communism and had the weaponry to back it up. America’s fears of communist takeover were justified.
“Marxists indeed advocated that the world should become Communist, but not by hostile takeover. Rather, they advocated a series of national revolutions around the globe which would allow the victorious workers ultimately to join together as one, abolishing the very idea of nationhood. (The