The Pros And Cons Of The Cold War

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Register to read the introduction… Soviet occupation in Poland), and bolstered attacks, asserting on the USSR's behalf, their bent on world domination. The United States misconstrued Soviet intentions and assigned ‘world domination' as Stalin's main goal. With such a seemingly aggressive Soviet threat at hand, the U.S. utilized documents and speeches like Kennan's Long Telegram, Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech and the Truman doctrine to acknowledge the maturing Soviet menace. These three documents and declarations deepened the stratification of the already tenuous Soviet and U.S relationship and unwittingly expedited and worsened Cold War tensions. The Soviets would then respond to the United States via pronouncements and reactions (i.e. the Cominform as a rebuttal to the Marshall Plan) as an escalating tit-for-tat would lead the U.S. and the USSR towards more enmity. Therefore, although conditions during 1945 – 50 were already absolutely ripe for the burgeoning of the Cold War, had America worked harder at refining its policies, the Cold War may have been avoided. The undemocratic occupation of Poland by the Soviets at the …show more content…
In the USSR, the five fundamental changes were engendered from the Berlin confrontation would have America in a new frenzy for ‘containment.' Galvanized by being blamed for the start of the Cold War, and the humiliation of the Berlin encounter, Stalin increased his military and strategic planning to additionally secure his borders by moving more troops in Eastern Europe, took political measures to solidify communist efforts, attempted to establish an economic recovery plan for the Soviet Union (COMECON/Malatov Plan), secured his home bases with the purges and imprisonment of ‘traitor enemies,' and succeeded in testing his own first atomic bomb by 1950. Soviet expansion seemed at the foot of America's door; several events like the 1948 communist coup, which ousted the Czechoslovakian democratic-socialists and initiated a hard-line communist regime, and the Cominform expulsion of Tito, in response to Tito receiving aid from the United States, painted a dire portrait of a Soviet Communist control that was swiftly expanding in Europe. With these five drastic changes, Stalin created an eastern bloc, which with the West's creation of a solidified western bloc, stimulated a dichotomy of political, economic, and strategic

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