Changes During The Soviet War Essay

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Changes in the Soviet Role in the Cold War changed during the period from the mid 1940’s to mid 1960’s because of the many major events like the COMECON conference and death of Joseph Stalin. At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union and USA changed from being allies to enemies and not trusting one another. The destalinization process that happened after Nikita Khrushchev took control marked the start of change like beginning to want to repair the image that Stalin had previously set. They had different ideals to each other, which took the Soviet Union towards a new direction. These ideals like Khrushchev willing to risk so much for so little led to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The crisis led to the worsening relationship between the already vulnerable USA and Soviet Union. This prompted a new phase to begin that saw the Sino-Soviet relationship split within the communist sphere. There were many factors that changed the Soviet Unions position from mid 1940’s to mid 1960’s.

COMECON – Council for Mutual Economic Assistance was made by the Soviet Union in 1949 as a direct response to the formation of the organisation for European Economic cooperation in Western Europe. This was one of the ways that changed the course of the Soviets role in the Cold War. It was driven by Joseph Stalin’s desire to strengthen the international socialist relationships at an economic level with the states that were cut off by the rest of the world like Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary,…

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