Cold War And The Soviet Union Essay

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Cold War Research Paper
Wars occur for many reasons: issues between countries over politics and economics, power struggles between leaders, and unresolved conflicts from previous wars. The Cold War was a perfect example of all three of these factors. Soon after the end of World War II, tensions rose and a new war broke out. This “cold” war, a war that does not constitute any actual military combat, lasted about 45 years. The Cold War took place between the Soviet Union, the United States, and the majority of the European countries to the west of Russia, primarily Britain and France. The United States, a nation striving to grow in trade and capitalism, was not inclined to allow the Soviet Union to bring their communism and suppressive ideals into the exchange of European goods. The USSR, however, was persistent and aggressive in expanding their rule and control that bitterness grew between these countries creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact. The Soviet Union was responsible for the Cold War for three reasons: they were unnecessarily aggressive in their quest for power over the United States, they believed in communism while the US believed in capitalism, and they created the Berlin Blockade to

Even though the Soviet Union is responsible in my opinion, many think the United States is at fault for the emergence of the Cold War. One possible reason that the United States can be blamed for the Cold War is their tense relationship with the…

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