What’s the ‘Declaration of the Liberated Europe’? How was it significant to the development of the Cold War rival alignments? It was an agreement of Yalta Conference that stated the previously German-controlled nations’ rights to determine their own future. Stalin demanded a communist Poland in spite of the agreement reasoning that Poland had been used as a route of the German invasions of Russia (so a Soviet-friendly Poland would be a buffer against German aggression). 3.
To what extent was the cold war inevitable? The end of World War II can be seen to mark the expiration of what can be argued as, an unlikely alliance. The Cold War can be claimed to be greatly inevitable post-war due to the absence of a unifying interest of defeating Nazi Germany and Hitler. Here, the clash of ideology presents the most obvious cause of conflict between the two nations; capitalism and communism. The debate surrounding the inevitability of the Cold War and diplomatic relations between Russia and America will be explored from a traditionalist, revisionist and post-revisionist standpoint.
Year 10 Humanities The Cold War - ‘How can differing ideologies lead to conflict?” ‘With reference to 3 flashpoints, discuss the implementation and effectiveness of the US policy of containment.’ During the period between 1950 and 1991 the United States led by George Kennan opposed the communist ideology, organization and government, and as a result brought in the containment policy also known as the Truman Doctrine. The point of the Containment Policy was for the United States during the Cold War to keep Communism from spreading. America, fatigued from war did not want to send troops into Europe to help fend off communism which would be impossible. Instead the US decided to prevent the takeover of communism and contained it’s ideology
How far do you agree with the view that the development of the Cold War between the USA and the Soviet Union in the years 1945-53 was primarily due to traditional great power rivalry? Use sources 7, 8 and 9 and your own knowledge. The development of the Cold War between the USA and the Soviet Union in the years 1945-53 was primarily due to great power rivalry, though this rivalry was only made clear, due to the ideological differences between the two superpowers. The Cold war has been a clash on conflicting ideologies, which fuelled the great power rivalry between the USA and Soviet Union, and these differences led to increasing tensions almost to the extent of nuclear war. Yalta was the first event in the time period, and was where ‘the big thee’, Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met and discussed the reorganization of Germany and Eastern Europe after WWII.
1. What were the causes of the cold war? How did the United States and the Soviet Union each react to what it perceived to be the other’s hostility? What was the effect of the Cold War on Europe? The paper will focus on the cause and effect of the Cold War that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union that began at the end World War II.
In examining the factors that shaped the various strategies of the struggle, a more balanced post-revisionist approach must be taken. As such, an investigation of Cold War policy - from Soviet expansion in Eastern Europe to the US containment strategy; from Khrushchev's 'peaceful coexistence' to Eisenhower's 'brinkmanship'; until the eventual relief of détente and later disarmament- reveals that both the East and the West were driven by "the combination of ideological and strategic interests.” The Soviet establishment of the Eastern Bloc, for example, is condemned by orthodox historians such as Norman Bailey - a heavily prejudiced former US government official - as "the initiation of an epic struggle between incompatible ideologies: the Cold War could not end in stalemate, because the utopian,
The Second World War ended in 1945 with the victory of ‘the Grand Alliance’ of the USSR, the USA and Britain. Although on the surface it appeared the West and the Soviets had reached a mutual understanding in their quest to defeat the Axis powers, strains in their relationship during the war and in the years preceding it suggests that conflict was imminent. Thus, certain actions by both the USA and the USSR can be interpreted as prompting the Cold War as early as 1945. As the Cold War did not involve direct conflict between the USA and USSR, locating its origin is a topic of contention. However, the breakdown in relations between the emerging superpowers during the war and the consequences of the disbandment of the Grand Alliance can be interpreted as the start of the Cold War.
Another distinct event where their difference in ideology was clearly shown was during the Yalta Conference where the party declined strictly to have their say accepted about the liberal of the Eastern Europe. Stalin strictly insisted for Eastern Europe to be under USSR as they had given them aid as defeating Germany inwards her land but USA insist for them to have a free election and thus this results in the two superpowers to have a tension between them. Stalin’s continuation taking up action such as the Salami
I disagree with the statement “ Increased militarism was the main cause of the second world war.” Due to the fact that it was one of the many reasons why the second world war started. I think that Appeasement was the main cause of the start of the second world war. Firstly , Britain and France followed the policy of appeasement. Appeasement was by chamberlain to satisfy Hitler’s demands. This gave Hitler confidence that Britain and France would not stop him when he invaded other countries.
Because of the disagreement with the foundation of a countries’ structure, the USA and the USSR were strange bedfellows during the Second World War. Their alliance was purely strategic. The underlying differences between the supreme capitalist nation (the USA) and the original communist state (the USSR) were bound to re-emerge once Germany and Japan had been defeated. Both of the Superpowers saw each other as a threat to its continued survival and adopted strategies to preserve their positions, which brought a high level of tension after World War 2. At the final stage of World War Two, it was quite clear that the Allies would get the final victory, so in February 1945, Stalin (USSR), Churchill (UK) and Roosevelt (USA) met at Yalta to discuss