Distrust During The Cold War Essay

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Although the allies had defeated Hitler, and his third Reich, a much bigger conflict had yet to be solved in the world, which lasts to this day. Throughout the whole war, the allies had worked together closely, but a feeling of distrust permeated the air amongst them. After the war the Russians felt they should receive the bulk of the prize as they had barred the brute force of the German army. However, the allies thought otherwise and thought it should be equal amongst them all. As the months, and years went by the feelings of distrust showily grew into a feeling of fear amongst the communist super power Russia, and the Capitalist Giant of the world, the USA. These two countries began to duke it out via a cold war. Rather than directly …show more content…
The strong feeling of distrust between the Russians, and the rest of the allies led to a strong conflict of ideas, which led to the Cold War. In an excerpt from Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech given on March 5, 1946, he discusses how the soviets are dominating the eastern countries into their communist submission and not upholding their promises of autonomy for these nations.(doc 1) Stalin, at Potsdam had promised to allow the countries he had taken over such as Poland to allow them to rule themselves. Well as time went on these vibrant democracies were slowly chocked out by Stalin, and his Moscow regime were they forced their communist ways on to the people of the nations, alliances such as the Warsaw pact were only for show, as the Russians already controlled these nations behind the scenes. It is natural as a capitalist, and as a member of the original allies that Churchill would feel this way as he had just spent years fighting a totalitarian government, and …show more content…
In a excerpt from a speech by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1956, he explains his feelings about US actions, and he demonizes their tactics. (doc 7) With this speech, The Prime Minister uses his words and fiery speech to unite his people against the Capitalists, and even maybe he gained American sympathizers from this speech. Now if he kept poking holes in Capitalist beliefs like he does here, and changes American thinking, hasn’t he won the battle, even though a single shot was never fired? This way of fighting seems much more effective and productive rather than sending men into battle. It is natural as a communist that the Prime Minister would believe the Americans had no good intentions with their ways as he has grown up in an anti-American culture, and therefore would hate everything we stood for. In a graph of Nuclear Weapons, a reader is able to see how quickly these weapons of Mass Destruction were built. (doc 8) This rapid armament may have been good even though it was absolutely insane. It led to peace through MAD or mutually assured destruction made people feel that they were safe as no one would be crazy enough to shoot each other with these powerful weapons. It is natural that a graph would depict this evidence as it was most likely taken during the time of the Cold War, and could represent the

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