Essay about The War Of World War II

1446 Words Dec 17th, 2015 6 Pages
After the end of World War II, the world had assumed that World Peace was upon them. Likely unforeseen by most, the two strongest countries in the world, which included The United States and Soviet Russia, were at a disagreement. The United States believed in Capitalism while Russia believed in Communism, which is the complete opposite of what Capitalism stood for. Each side hated the other 's ideology, so obviously enough tension began to rise from these two counties. The causes of this war are likely due to animosity of each sides ideology and the fact that the U.S dominated the european economy after World War II. As a result, the war contributed to domestic and foreign changes in America such as the formation of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, McCarthyism, and anti-communism propaganda. In order to combat the spread of communism, the U.S created the truman doctrine and entered two wars in Vietnam and Korea.

The origins of the Cold War could be traced long before World War II. Back in 1917, when Russia first turned Communists during the Great War, America had feared them. The idea that communism was a threat to the free market and could be seen as a course of action to take over the world was enough to cause mass hysteria in America. As a few decades passed, the two countries would surprisingly be forced to join sides in order to defeat the Axis Power that was Germany, Japan, and Italy. When the Axis powers were finally defeated, the Russians had lost over…

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