The Cold War And The Soviet Union Essays

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The Cold War was an era that is a one-time occurrence. A war in which no weapons were fired and no innocent people were killed. However, it was a war that kept everyone on their toes, in fear of a nuclear destruction that will ripple through the world. There were deep-rooted ideological, economic and political differences between the United States and the Soviet Union. These differences were intensified as a result of many underlying causes. The United States and the Soviet Union represent two opposing systems of government. Throughout this period, the conflict was expressed through military coalitions, espionage, weapons development, invasions, competitive technological development, and propaganda. Propaganda was a key component of the war as both nations attempted to persuade the citizens of their nations and abroad of the evils that lurked within the Soviet Union and The Unites States. CIA officials, with the help of ally intelligence agencies, were in a constant search of new ways to expose the Soviets. The CIA with the help of M16 came across the novelty works of the author Boris Pasternak. Pasternak’s work was banned in the Soviet Union, attracting the CIA to discover the reasons. The CIA came across Pasternak’s renounced novel “Doctor Zhivago”. The CIA had rave reviews for Pasternak 's novel, not for its literary purposes but as a propaganda weapon. The U.S saw the book as a means to defy Communism as well as a way to make Soviet citizens question why their…

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