The Cold War During World War II Essay

1132 Words May 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Cold War
Wars and battles have occurred throughout the world before we even knew it. Some wars are fought to bring peace, some wars are fought against terrorism, and some wars are fought in the act of defense. The Cold War was an intense “battle” between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. The thought of the spread of communism frighten the Americans which lead to a series of events, which we like the call the “Cold War.” Although the Soviet Union succeeded in spreading communism to Vietnam and Korea, the United States contained communism from widely spreading and showed their dominance in the Nuclear Arms Race, neither nation won as evidence in the Truman Doctrine, Nuclear Arms Race and Korean War. During World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against the Axis powers. However, the relationship between the two nations was a tense one. Americans had long been suspicious of Soviet communism and concerned about Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s totalitarian rule of Russia. Soviets felt bitter about the Americans’ decades-long refusal to treat the USSR as a legitimate part of the international community as well as their delayed entry into World War II. After the war ended, these complaints developed into an overpowering sense of mutual distrust and hate. Postwar Soviets’ domination in Eastern Europe drove many Americans’ fears of a Russian plan to control the world. All in all, the tense relationship between the United States…

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