The Cold War mainly occured between the United States and the Soviet Union. It was called as Cold War because these two enemies never fought each other directly. Instead, they expressed the conflict through the military coalitions, propaganda, and technological competitions (Pike). In this respect, this paper will explain the role of communism of America’s diplomatic policies especially during the Cold War era. Though other parts of the world have had to protect their mainlands, for more than 150 years, the United States has not faced such a threat.
Throughout the better part of the 1950′s, Eisenhower’s national security strategy insured that there was no military superpower confrontation. Because Eisenhower had doubts that a “limited war” would remain such, his over-all national security policy, called the “New Look,” was based on the unstoppable nuclear striking power of Strategic Air Command. During this period of relative peace, Democrat political opponents and social-science civilian theorists were in constant chorus that the New Look Massive Retaliation was simply too risky for the country and the world. In spite of the Massive Retaliation doctrine’s success in preventing conflict between the U.S. and Soviet Union, in 1961 President Kennedy and his civilian social-science theorists rewrote the rules of war, conceiving and implementing a replacement doctrine they dubbed “Flexible Response” to counter client proxy warfare. It was at this point that we completely departed from the strategic thinking that had won World War II.
The Soviet decision to put up the Berlin Wall after the Second World War, was a compromise for both the East and the West of Berlin, with the impact on East Berliners one of cruelty and horror. The Cold War began with the tension between the two great superpowers, the Unites States and the Soviet Union. This tension was feared by many to cause another world war that was seen as lethal, due to the nuclear weapons newly created by the USA. The harsh and destructive realities of the wall lead to people’s desire to escape, bringing global attention to the cruelty that occurred. Despite this, it was a srelief o the United States, as the pain of one wall was minimal to that of a third world war.
Therefore, during the 1961 British Guiana elections, Kennedy was determined to deny Jagan power. John F. Kennedy did not make a good choice by carrying out a coup in the British Guiana to overthrow Jagan. Although Cheddi Jagan was a declared communist, he posed no threat to the United States. The British Guiana was an insignificant colony for the Western Hemisphere; however, Kennedy was unwilling to let any country become communist. Besides that Cheddi Jagan was a communist, John F. Kennedy did not have a valid reason to overthrow the British Guiana government.
Cold War As World War II came to an end, the Cold War broke out between the United States and Soviet Union. The Cold War not only affected the United States and Soviet Union but also other regions such as Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Cold War happened during the second half of the twentieth century from about 1945 to 1989. During the Cold War the two superpowers of the United States and Soviet Union fought over military and economic decisions. The Cold War was called the Cold War because there was no violent fighting actually going on during the war.
The Korean war is often referred to as the ‘forgotten war’ and due to certain tactics by nations involved, particularly America, the fact that it was a war at all is often brushed under the carpet, with USA referring to their involvement as ‘police action’. War was never officially declared. However, all the loss and damage from this bloody and brutal conflict certainly wasn’t a time of peace. However, the winner of the war is ambiguous and in this essay I plan to evaluate It is fairly accurate to state that the Korean War had no winners. At the end of the conflict, all of the involved countries were technically able to claim some kind of success or benefit.
After the Second World War, the nations that were still standing strong were the United States of America and The Soviet Union. The domination of these two countries in the second half of the 20th century is known as the time of the Cold War, the diplomatic, geopolitical, and ideological clash of interests, also known as the rivalry between the capitalist democracy ( The United States of America) and the Marxist-Leninist communism ( The Soviet Union), which resulted in several proxy wars, but not with an actual war between these two superpowers ( Palmer 2014: 887).The distrust towards the U.S.S.R government was enormous and as a result to this, the State Department of the United States formulated the containment policy which would prevent the
In a democracy along the lines of the United States or Great Britain, Hitler could have never risen to power. (1) Germany had no democratic tradition, and in fact many parties were deeply opposed to the creation of a democracy. These included old monarchists, the Army, the industrialists, the Nationalists and several other conservative parties. Many, like the Nazis to come, were not so much members of the Republic as they were conspirators to overthrow it. When it came time to create the Republic, the conservative parties took no part in the process.
On each of the sides the threats were usually about using their weapons on the other side. Just because the Cold War wasn’t a real war it was still scary for a lot of people. The threats made everyone worry. An example is when one of the sides was threatening to use a missile on another place that our country supported. The only reason the other side was going to use the missile on a country we supported was because they were threatened by our nuclear weapons.
The Cold War was so called because the USSR and USA never directly fought each other. Feuds between the USSR and the USA It was called the Cold War because the USA and the USSR never directly fought each other, partly because both sides had nuclear weapons, and letting them off would have been slightly dangerous. And though the two sides didn’t fight each other directly, they did have a series of wars against each other, in other regions where the Americans and Soviets each supported a different side. Like most feuds, this one began with the two opponents begin friends, as during World War II they depended on each other to defeat Hitler. But towards the end of the Second World War, when it was obvious Hitler would lose, the world was shaping up to be run by two great superpowers, America and the Soviet Union.