The Cold War During World War II Essay

802 Words Apr 11th, 2016 4 Pages
After the events of World War II America was almost facing another war. This time with a more familiar enemy, Stalin and the Soviet Union. The two world powers clashed almost resulting in nuclear war. Experts have argued that they were bound to clash due to them being the only world powers at the time. However, the Cold War was started because the actions during World War II, the vague agreements postwar, and the almost nationalistic hatred of communists. During World War II America and Great Britain allied with the Soviet Union in January 1943. In this time Roosevelt and Churchill met in Casablanca, Morocco to discuss what military action they should take. Stalin had demanded that the Allies immediately launch an attack on Western Europe to suppress the Germans. At the time, the Soviet Union was getting the most resistance against Germany. As the war went on and the Soviets began to push back, Roosevelt saw this as proof the Soviets were fine and agreed with Churchill to launch an attack on Southeast Sicily. This decision stalled the invasion of France for over a year, leaving the Soviets to fight them alone. This stalling left Stalin with a bitter taste in his mouth; however, it allowed them to go farther into Europe conquering more German territory, especially Poland. In November 1943, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met in Tehran, Iran, to discuss more war related topics. One of which was the questioning of Poland. Soviets previously annexed a portion of Poland;…

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