World War Ii Essay

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World War II Essay After world war two Germany was defeated and that left the world two super powers the United States and the U.S.S.R. The Cold War was not an actual war because there was no direct fighting, hence the name cold war. There was a great amount of tension between these two countries. The U.S.S.R had refused help from the U.S to rebuild also their leader Joseph Stalin believed that Communist super power and a democratic super power could not co-exist, and the U.S.S.R set up The Iron curtain. The Iron Curtain shut out all people and communication in the U.S.S.R controlled European countries. Also the U.S had the red scare going on (fear of communism) which was started and escalated by Joseph McCarthy. The fear of communism was so great that any one/thing accused of being communist was fired, banned, destroyed etc.… The tension between the two countries lead to things like the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Space Race, and more. America was afraid of Cuba because it had such good relations with Russia. Cuba traded sugar for machines and oil with Russia. Russia made an agreement with Cuba so that Russia could move nuclear weapons so that they could easily target America with out being detected by early warning systems. On Oct. 14, 1962 America’s U-2 spy plane spotted the building of missile sites but was shortly shot down. America then set up a naval blockade to stop the arrival of the nuclear weapons. Russia in the threat of war called off the shipment of nuclear weapons. The crisis was

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