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  • The Cold War: The Influential Impacts Of The Cold War

    The Cold War had a very influencing impact on several different events that occurred in our society as a whole. Many antagonist beliefs occurred during this war because the Soviet Union practiced communism and authoritarianism while the Americans believed in capitalism and democracy. These two ruling supremacies worked together but also had a continuous conflict after the conclusion of WWII. The Soviet leader was Josef Stalin. Stalin was seen as another “Hitler” for intention to control all of Europe. This conflict was what initially started the Cold War. An example of communist expansionism being stopped by the Americans was during the two major wars of the Vietnam and Korean War. Although these two wars had major impacts on our country,…

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  • Cold War Counterculture

    The entire world was almost destroyed during the Cuban Missile Crisis as the U.S. and Soviet Union were mere inches away from a nuclear war. Many people lived in fear all over the world as families were separated by the Berlin Wall, men as young as 18 drafted into combat, and the advancement of nuclear weapons. The Cold War was a very significant portion of both American and World History. Lasting nearly 47 years, 1945-1991, this competition for world dominance by the Democratic United States…

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  • Cold War Challenges

    The end of the Cold War marked a new beginning of time for international relations. The triumph of liberal democracy meant the expansion of capitalism and globalization. Economically and socially, states were more interconnected. However, states also started to experience new forms of threats. For a long time, it was assumed that states were the primary actors in the international relations. Based on this, it was assumed that the threat of a state was another state. The focus of security…

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  • Cold War Involvement

    The Cold War; the biggest conflict between two world powers the world had ever seen. This conflict took hold of the world for nearly half of the 20th century, and it took place between two of the most powerful and influential nations the world had ever seen, the United States of America and The Soviet Union. The Cold War had many poignant moments starting with the blockade of West Berlin by the Soviets in 1948. With tensions rising between the two powers the Soviets detonate their first atomic…

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  • The Causes Of The Cold War

    The competing ideologies between the United States of America and the Soviet Union influenced the Cold War. The Berline Blockade and airlift, the Korean War and the Cuban Missile Crisis are crucial events of the Cold War and was a result of the ideological differences between the two superpowers. As Malone stated, “the United States’ ideology of capitalism and the Soviet Union’s ideology of communism led to a superpower rivalry” (156). The Berlin blockade and airlift which was the first crisis…

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  • Doves And The Cold War

    In this week’s readings chapter 5 of H&S and chapter 19 of McCormick, the topic of both the various events of the cold war and the influences in the political arena are discussed. In particular both books talk about the various issues with the events of the hostages in Iran and the invading of Afghanistan by the Russians. The thing I found interesting was the concept of the hawks, doves, and presidential supporters. Not only is there relationship with foreign policies a major factor in the cold…

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  • Historical Significance Of The Cold War

    between the United States and the Soviet Union feared the citizens, which was later called the Cold War (Alchin, 2015). Although the Cold War was full of fears and anxieties, it is considered as one of the most important event in US history. There are several reasons to support this statement. Even though it is called the Cold “War”, this “War” ended without a single use of fire. This was possible because of the great leaders that were in charge in the two countries. The great leaders during the…

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  • The Master Aggressors In The Cold War

    The Master Aggressor in the Cold War The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II primarily between the United States of America and the Soviet Union that lasted from 1947 to 1991. The Cold War was more about convincing other countries to turn Capitalist or Communist than fighting each other with weapons and items of mass destruction. However, the combat with weapons never really occurred in the United States of America or the Soviet Union during the Cold War.…

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  • Role Of Presidents In The Cold War

    in the Cold War As World War II ended in 1945, the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics began a decades long struggle for global supremacy known as the Cold War, which lasted until 1991. During this period of time the following Presidents governed the United States: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush. For the purpose of this essay I’m going to focus on three of the more influential Presidents: Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, and Ronald…

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  • Fear In The Cold War Essay

    close of the Cold War America found itself woefully lacking in such an enemy that’s culture not only seemed to directly oppose theirs but one that also induced the fear needed to put the two cultures in conflict. Fear is a weapon used once during the Cold War to stem hatred and distrust of communists and is now used to manipulate the citizenry of the United States against Muslims and the Middle East. The American people are told every day, as the 24-hour news cycle churns out headlines the…

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