The Ideology Of The Cold War

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The Cold War was a fifty year long conflict between the Soviet Union’s communism and the United States’ capitalism. These opposing systems of ideology created a rift between the two, once allied countries. During World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States worked as Allied forces to stop Hitler and his assaults on other nations. It seemed the alliance was going to be long lasting, however, the difference in ideology and the values divided the two nations. Their ideologies divided the two nations and the fear of the spread of others’ ideology is what made the conflict escalate. The Cold War arose because the Soviet Union and the United States understood each other very well. Although George F. Kennan believed that if there was an escalating conflict with the Soviet Union then United States would benefit if they relied on …show more content…
Both nations wanted to spread their beliefs but viewed other as power hungry for wanting to expand their ideologies.
To understand why the Cold war took place the end of World War II must be analyzed. At the beginning of the post-war era, the United States emerged as the most powerful nation in the world. This outcome occurred because the U.S. entered the war much later than then the rest of the Allied forces. For that reason, the

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