How Did The Cold War Change After Ww2

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In the time before the Cold War, the United States and many other countries previously involved in WW2 were focused on reparations, and renewed stability for their economies. The Allies, Britain, the U.S. and the Soviet Union, were concerned mainly with the organization of Eastern Europe and post-war Germany. Then, from the years of 1946 to 1991, the U.S., USSR, France, Britain, and much of Eastern Europe became involved in the Cold war. Foreign policies across the globe were predominantly focused on containment and the Domino Theory. The countries not involved in NATO and the Warsaw Pact were highly competed for by those two groups, in the attempts to make either capitalism or communism the dominant ideology. This conflict lasted for 45 …show more content…
involvement. When Truman made the decision to use nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he triggered an arms race of sorts, so that the Soviet Union began developing their own nuclear bombs and missiles; with such weapons being developed and produced in large quantities among both of those two superpowers, there was a considerable amount of uneasiness present, as nuclear warfare hadn’t been utilized before, and it had the potential to create destruction of enormous magnitudes. The five concepts that were seen through the events of the Cold War were also sometimes inconsistent. Besides containment, different American Presidents had to deal with different concepts; for instance, the Bipolar world became apparent during Truman’s term , Lyndon Johnson had to deal with brinkmanship and mutually assured destruction, Eisenhower handled international legitimacy, and they all recognized the importance of containment. Some experienced more of one aspect than others did, and for this reason, there was change during the Cold war era and amongst the leader of the United States in that

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