Eastern Europe During The Cold War Essay

859 Words Mar 31st, 2015 4 Pages
Our paper’s topic is about Eastern Europe during the Cold War. The Cold War was a rigid conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States between the end of World War 2. It took place from the years of nineteen forty-five to nineteen ninety-one. The purpose was to dominate international affairs and many major crises arose such as Vietnam, Hungary, and the Berlin wall. It was basically capitalism versus communism looking for any chance to expand anywhere in the world. However, unlike other wars, the two sides never fought each other.
Here’s what the geographic setting was like during that time. “Germany became a source of heated contention between the Soviets and the West.” (Spielvogel 850). The country had been divided into two states which were the Soviets and the West. At the end of the war, the Allied Powers divided Germany into four zones which were the United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France (850). “By February nineteen forty-eight, Great Britain, France, and the United States, were making plans to unify the three Western sections of Germany and create a West German government”(851).”In September nineteen forty-nine, the Federal Republic of Germany was created with its capital as Bonn.”(851)Later, a separate East German state, the German Democratic Republic, was set up by the soviets. East Berlin was made the capital and they divided Berlin into two parts, West and East. (851) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization had Belgium, Luxembourg,…

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