The Cold War Essay

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The Cold War era was a threating one to the American family. In this paper you will read about the historical and political conditions of the Cold War era. You will also read about the specific threats to American citizens. In a more interesting twist you will learn what I would do in order to protect my family in the case of an attack. And lastly, I will leave you with one question to further study the Cold War era. Cold War is the conflict between the Communist nations led by the Soviet Union and the democratic nations led by the United States. It is fought by all means propaganda, economic war, diplomatic haggling and occasional military clashes. It is fought in all places in neutral states, in newly independent nations in Africa, Asia and even in outer space (, 1979). The historians have so far not reached any agreement on the time in which the Cold War began. It is, however, quite safe to say that since 1947 when President Truman of the United States declared an anti-communist policy, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union has begun (, 1979). The United States and the Soviet Union represent two opposing systems of government. In the United States, the government is elected by free elections. The people can form political parties to voice their political opinions. They also possess the right of assembly, of speech and of the press. In the Soviet Union, the government is formed by the Communist Party. The people do not have the right to form their own political parties. They do not enjoy the right of assembly, of speech and of the press. Since these two systems of government are diametrically opposed to one another, there can be little compromise between the United States and the Soviet Union (, 1979). The United States wanted to encourage free trade throughout the world. The Soviet Union wanted to shield

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