Fight Against The Soviets In The Cold War

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United States and Allied Engagement against the Soviets in the Cold War

After the Allies defeated the Axis in World War II, Europe was devastated by the destruction of the War. The United States, and allies, including, Great Britain and France and Union of Soviet Socialist Republic occupied zones in Europe to help rebuild. The Soviets took the East and the Unites States and allies took the West. The Soviets power was a communist regime and they ruled as communist throughout the land they owned in Europe. United States opposed communism and after the War this posed what the United States should do to fight against it. This War also included the scare of a nuclear war. With weapons the Soviets and United States have leftovers from the
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Each Germany and Austria both had four occupation zones, three of the allied countries of the United States, Great Britain, and France, and the Soviets take the last one. Berlin, Germany also was split into four occupation zones as well as Vienna, Austria. With the re-occupation of Europe, the Soviet took advantage and re-annexed countries west of Germany. Eastern Poland, Bessarabia, and Northern Bukovina. Soviets also recovered the Baltic States and parts of Prussia. ("The Soviet Union and Europe after 1945") The Soviets gained land and were able to spread power through these occupations they regained. Such as cities as Vienna and Berlin. As the Soviets were granted their regained land they put of communist governments into power in their occupation zones. These were Soviet officials or authorities. In Germany the Soviets established the Communist German Democratic Republic as the Western allies established the German Federal Republic.("The Soviet Union and Europe after 1945") As the Western forces of the United States, Great Britain, and France controlled their zones they wanted to come together as one and make a solidified federal state. Stalin saw this as a possible aid of the Western forces to fight against is Communist regime and lead to the Berlin Blockade. On June 28, 1948 all railways and roads could not be accessed from the west into Berlin. This puts …show more content…
Ronald Reagan, leader of the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, had a feud between each other. Gorbachev was trying to spread the good word of communism to western officials ,which the United States, opposed, and stopping the nuclear weapons he was continuing to produce. Reagan did not trust Gorbachev and the Soviets and labeled them as the evil empire. After an early and negative relation the two worked on ending the war and coming to a final solution.("American Experience: TV 's Most-watched History Series") Coming to the ending and final years of the war disaster struck. In Pripyat, Ukraine a Soviet nuclear power plant exploded and released harmful chemicals into the air and across Western Soviet Union and Europe.("The Chernobyl Disaster: Who Is to Blame?") In 1989 the berlin Wall fell and the end of the War was in sight. There were changes to the East in relations to the West and that lead to the fall of the wall and one year later the reunification of Germany. In 1991 Gorbachev resigned and the new leader claimed the Soviet Union and becoming Russia again as an independent state and the communists

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