What Are The Domino Effects Of The Cold War

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The Cold War was a period of tension between Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union. The Cold War got its name from the countless empty threats from both sides. The tensions between the communists and non-communist countries started even before World War 2 ended. This war was a fight over spreading or containing communism. The Soviets wanted to spread communism and Great Britain and the Untied States wanted to contain communism in Korea and Latin America. By doing this the United States supported third world countries that were vulnerable to communism by aiding them with weapons and military coups. The Soviets wanted to spread communism to gain communist allies. Consequently America feared the Domino Theory, which was coined Eisenhower. The Domino Theory stated that if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect . …show more content…
These elections were not followed through which caused greater tensions between the Western democracies and the USSR. At the Yalta conference their new president, Harry Truman, represented the United States while Joseph Stalin represented the Soviet Union, and Clement Atlee represented Great Britain. In this meeting the Nuremberg Trials were discussed and Truman also warned Stalin of the Americas possession of the atomic bomb. The latter being one of the many empty threats made in the Cold War. Growing differences were apparent in this meeting when free elections and buffer states were brought

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