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SALISBURY UNIVERSITY COLD WAR: THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS POSC 210-002 12 APRIL 2011 DANIEL TIMMER The Allied powers victory in World War II was marked by the end of a reign by tyrant Adolf Hitler and the Axis powers. The victory however did not last long because the termination of one evil influence was quickly transformed into a new threat brought on by fear of the spread of communism. The post-World War II strategic interests of the United States, in terms of nation security, was to focus foreign affairs efforts on containment of the Soviet Union and communism throughout what would be termed the Cold War era. On March 12, 1947 the President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, addressed the nation by saying “I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way.
However, you shouldn't make the assumption that devotion to ideology was all that was behind Cold War animosity; countries tend to be more complaint trading partners with countries that share their political systems and both Stalin and the Cold War Era presidents in the US knew this. The tension eventually built, but no one wanted to go to actual war again after the colossal massacre of WWII, hence the term Cold War. 2. Describe and explain the ideological differences between the United Stated and the Soviet Union. In 1917, Russia became a communist country with an agenda of converting the world to communism.
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60% of all federal spending was on defence. Government spending itself increased dramatically to $580 billion in 1980. There was increased spending on education, welfare and highways which gave a huge boost to the economy. Further developments occurred with the GI bill. Between 1945 and 55, $20 billion was reserved for nearly 8 million veterans in the form of cheap loans to buy houses, start businesses or to progress to further education.
Although the war in Europe ended when Nazi Germany surrendered, the war in the Pacific was still in progress. As Japan refused to surrender at the request of the US, UK and China, a decision was made to release two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively. This was signaled the official end of World War II. When the Second World War ended in 1945, the United States was seen as one of the most powerful nations in the world as they showed political, economic and military strength. According to the US Department of State, Office of the Historian, “Wartime production pulled the economy out of depression and propelled it to great profits.” At this time, there were many countries trying to recover from the war and rebuild their