The End Of World War II

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The end of World War II saw a drastic weakening of every other great power other than United States and Russia, both of them came out of the war with immense power. This dangerously simple bipolar superpower nature of the world led to a growing rivalry between the two nations, also the vastly contradictory political opinions of the two nations help increase the rivalry. This post war rivalry initially started with competition to gain supremacy in Europe, but quickly turned in to a global thing, and during this time the American politics and military thrived. In addition to this, the famous postwar economic position of America helped increase its influence on a global scale and added a lot of weight to the idea of shaping the economic structure of the noncommunist world. This resulted in other societies being greatly influenced by America in different forms and on a different level. We saw the United States support the anticommunist movement sin Cuba (1961) and Guatemala (1954), due to the fear of the spread of the communist society too close to the border. Taiwan, South Korea, South Vietnam and Cambodia, heavily depended on the US for military and financial aid. There were many initiatives made in the Middle East and Africa. Japan was an economic giant but it still maintained ties with the US.
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