Conflict Between Allied Powers And Cold War Essay

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Conflict Between Allied Powers Impacts Cold War “There were two major alliances in World War II: the Axis and Allied Powers” (“Axis”). “The Allied Powers were led by Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union” (“Axis”). “During World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against the Axis powers” (history.com). There were three main partners in the Axis alliance, they were Germany, Italy, and Japan (“Axis”). “In May 1945 near the close of World War II, the uneasy wartime alliance between the United States and Great Britain on one hand and the Soviet Union on the other began to unravel” (Cold 2). “As the wartime alliance between the Western allies and the Soviet Union ended, friendly relations turned hostile” (Airlift). “Interestingly, for the first years of the early Cold War (between 1945 and 1948), the conflict was more political than military” (gwu.edu). “By 1950, however certain factors had made the Cold War an increasingly militarized struggle” (gwu.edu). “The term Cold War was first used by the English writer George Orwell” (Cold 2). “The Cold War reached its peak from 1948-1953” (Cold 2). “In 1948, a Soviet blockade of the West Berlin aimed to starve the Western allies out of the city” (Berlin 2). “The crisis started on June 24, 1948, when Soviet forces blockaded rail, road, and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin” (Airlift). “Shipments by rail and autobahn came to a halt” (trumanlibrary.org).…

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