The Cold War Tension Between The United States And Soviet Union

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Between 1945 and 1950, the wartime alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union started to fall apart and The Cold War began. For the next 40 years, the relations between the two superpowers the United States and the Soviet Union were between confrontation and détente which was strained relations between countries. Each tried to increase its worldwide influence and spread its competing economic and political systems. For the United States it was spreading democracy and stop the spreading of communism because of the domino effect and for the Soviet union they wanted to spread communism.
Right after World War Two ended which was on September 2, 1945, the cold war started up. The tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union
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One way people were effect was from the Berlin Wall which but up by the German democratic republican. The Berlin wall which was put up overnight and stayed up for up 30 years. The reason the Berlin Wall was put up was because East Germany was sick of people fleeing from East Germany to West germany. “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. . . . All these famous cities and the populations around them lie in the Soviet sphere and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and increasing measure of control from Moscow”.( Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech, March 5, 1940). From Anyone who tried to go over were shot on sight. People tried many methods of trying to get around the wall, for example digging a tunnel under the wall, driving through the death strip, or going over through a hot air balloon. Later on when ‘the United States, Britain, and France moved in 1948 to unite their occupation zones into a single autonomous entity–the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). In response, the USSR launched a land blockade of West Berlin in an effort to force the West to abandon the city”. The United States and United Kingdom decided to do the Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949 which was when United States and the United Kingdom would transfer goods to people who were living in West Germany . This started on June 24, 1948, when Soviet Union 's forces blockaded rail, road, and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. The United States and United Kingdom responded by airlifting food and fuel to Berlin from Allied air bases in western Germany. This situation between the United States and The Soviet Union ended on May 12, 1949, when Soviet forces lifted the

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