The Cold War During The Soviet War Essay

2656 Words Mar 14th, 2016 11 Pages
“I came here tonight and I didn 't know what to expect. I seen a lot of people hate me and I didn 't know what to feel about that so I guess I didn 't like you much none either,” a line uttered by Rocky Balboa to an audience full of Soviets after defeating the powerhouse Russian boxer, Ivan Drago. Films of the 1980’s relating to the Cold War era influenced culture in the United States more clearly than any other historical era depicted on the silver screen. It is important to know the background of the Cold War so that people better understand this long-lasting battle between two of the most powerful countries in the world at this time. Movies made during this time helped make connections between the reality and the film industry. The films released during the 1980s influenced the culture of American citizens in a powerful way. For people to understand the importance of the Cold War connections in movies, it may help to know a little about the history.
Issues between the United States (US) and the Soviet Union (USSR) began shortly after World War II and continued for decades. Although the US and USSR were fighting for the same side during WWII, conflicts between the two caused distrust. Communism is often referred to as the ultimate enemy of capitalism (Rettenmund, p 4 1996). The capitalist United States were always wary about trusting Soviets because of communism that took over most of their country. Joseph Stalin’s tyrannical rule over his people caused the Americans to…

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