The Cold War On The Soviet Union And The United States Of America

2243 Words Jun 13th, 2016 9 Pages
Amir Hakim
CHA 3U1. Mrs. Cowling. Independent Study Unit Assignment.
June 13 2016
The Cold War was a period of hostility, rivalry and tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. The Cold War lasted from 1945 to 1989 and was a conflict rooted from the radical differences in two ideologies: communism versus capitalism. It is known as the Cold War because there was no direct war between the two nations. The Cold War was a result of a series of chain reactions through the use of propaganda, espionage and proxy combat. Through the use spy agencies such as CIA, KGB, wars in third world countries and wide spread propaganda, the USSR and USA strengthened tensions and unrest between each other and led to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The political hostility between the USSR and USA perpetuated propaganda against one another as the result of a power struggle between their two ideologies; communism and capitalism. The American government took great attempts to portray communists as evil and alienated them. Anti-communist propaganda took many different forms and was targeted towards many types of audiences, some of which were: Hollywood movies, radio broadcasts, schools and literature. In the United States of America, propaganda even took the forms of bubble gum cards such as the Children’s Crusade against Communism cards of 1951 to appeal to children. These cards contained graphics that demonized the USSR and titled the communist people and…

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