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    The Cold War was a time of heightened geopolitical tensions between the two global superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. It is known as the Cold War because while battle did not ensue between the Western and Eastern Blocs, major proxy wars supported by both sides occurred. It was a conflict between capitalism and communism, democracy against authoritarianism. During this time, both sides stockpiled on nuclear arsenal, but never ensued in an all-out war on the doctrine of Mutually…

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    Fix 25, April 2016 Analytical Paper II The Cold War had a major influence in international affairs. It was a continuous competition mainly between the United States and the Soviet Union. Arne Westad argues that “the Cold War was a continuation of colonialism through slightly different means” (Westad, 396). I believe this statement is a description of World War II’s colonialism ways transitioning onto another international conflict; the Cold War. The Cold War began as a disagreement between the…

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    Was the cold war truly one unified war, or was it simply two wars under the same alias of “Cold War”? After World War Two, the Cold War developed into a war in Europe and Asia that was fought between two ideologies, democracy and communism. Although the Cold War was essentially one war, there were many similarities and differences between the Cold War in Asia and in Europe. In both regions the Cold War divided nations through democracy and communism. Also, the United States’ containment…

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    Before The Cold War

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    Before the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union disagreed on almost every political and economic issues. From communism and nuclear weapons to the space race there was not a lot that the two sides agreed on. The Cold War occurred because of political tension and differences between the US and the USSR. The Cold War was given its name because of how the war was fought ("Military."). The Cold War was fought indirectly. This means that when the war took place, the US and the USSR did not…

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    Cold War Blocs

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    The Cold War was a state of political tension between the Eastern bloc (Soviet Union and its allies) and the Western bloc (US and its NATO allies). The war took place after the 2nd world war. The war involved indirect fight between the two blocs. The major wars during the cold war were witnessed in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Korea which the two blocs supported. The Cold War led to the emergence of capitalist U.S. and communist USSR as the two world superpowers with profound political and economic…

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    Nagasaki Cold War

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    Many people believe that the bombing of Nagasaki was used to save lives and to end World War 2 as soon as possible. I believe that the bombing of Nagasaki did not begin the Cold War. The Cold War was caused by tension between the USSR and the United States. Each side would influence ally countries with their politics, ideology and economic trade. Both superpowers veiled a threat of conventional weapon superiority all the while holding the world hostage as both countries risked world nuclear…

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    Cold War Analysis

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    2. September 2 1945 market the end of World War II and the rise of the Soviet Union and United States of America. It was thought by many that an era of peace would emerge with the Allies’ victory in Europe and the Pacific. In fact a new kind of war one that would not be determined by brut military force but by covert operations and Political ideology, would shape the modern world today. After Germany and Japan surrendered the United States and U.S.S.R emerged the dominant powers went their…

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    Cold Tensions After the second World War was over the United Sates and the Soviet Union had seen the differences between themselves and began to divide upon them. The most prominent difference is that of communism, with the US being a democratic capitalist state and the USSR being a dictated communist state. By February of 1948 the physical manifestation of the division, named the “Iron Curtain”, was completed thanks to a communist coup in Czechoslovakia. (Hightower 10/27) That physical…

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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…

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    Leffler And The Cold War

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    Introduction The access to new primary sources in China and the nations of the former Soviet Union has amplified the research on the history of the Cold War. The conventional perspective of the Cold War maintains that the war started as a result of the ideologically motivated expansionism of the Soviet Union and the relative slowness of the US to respond to the global threat coming from Kremlin (McCauley).McCauley and Leffler suggest that the present state of research enables us to comprehend…

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