Ideological Differences Of The Cold War

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The Cold War was a period of time when tension between the Soviet Union and the United States uprised due to economic and ideological differences. The Cold War began in 1945 and ended in 1991. Even though the term “war” was used, there was never any physical fighting involved. Both, the Soviet Union and the United States ideological differences influenced the way both countries would react to the Cold War. At the time, the Soviet Union was communist and the United States was democratic and capitalist. Communist believed in a workers paradise, property must be owned by government, people cannot vote and it is a classless society. In the United States people were able to own land, vote for their officials, and citizens could earn a living. Those …show more content…
It also foreshadowed the Cold War due to the three countries differences. During the Yalta Conference, Stalin stated "for the Russian people, the question of Poland is not only a question of honor but also a question of security. Throughout history, Poland has been the corridor through which the enemy has passed into Russia. Poland is a question of life and death for Russia (Yalta Conference, 1945)". The three men all attended the conference with different ideas. President Roosevelt wanted the Soviet Union to join the war against Japan and to sign the League of Nations. Stalin wanted economic help and wanted to gain control of Poland. Great Britain also wanted the Soviet Union to confess to spreading communism. Stalin manipulated Churchill and Roosevelt into getting his way. There were many loopholes that Stalin went through to expand the Soviet Unions territory. Stalin made many promises such as, creating free elections. Stalin wanted to gain territory in east Poland and expand Poland to the west. Stalin also promised Poland the right to free elections, which never occurred. Stalin only cared about spreading communism. By not allowing free elections european countries, it became easier to turn those countries …show more content…
The Soviet Union contributed to many issues that caused the Cold War. Stalin became fascinated with the idea of expanding his empire. He would destroy anyone and anything to spread communism around the world. The United States worked extremely hard to make sure that did not happen. The Soviet Union is responsible for the emergence of the Cold War due to three reasons. The three reasons are Stalin’s inability to provide free elections, the Soviet Union wanting to separate west and eastern Europe and the Berlin Blockade. I believe that the lasting impacts of the Cold War are very great. Even though the Cold War was a time of tension, some good things came out of it. Some good things were the creation of NATO, which we still use today in American society. The United States is still able to control the spread of communism throughout the world and the United States will always be known as the “superpower of the world” and it lead to new technology. The end of the Cold War also meant that eastern Europe could restore its economy. Some negative impacts are that the United States and the Soviet Union will always have severe issues. Many United States men and others lost their lives during the Korean and Vietnam War. The Cold War also led to extreme debt for the United States. There were many positive and negative aspects about the Cold War, but it taught many valuable

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