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    On January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro assumes power of Cuba after leading the Communist revolution with Che Guevara and the rebel army overthrows President Fulgencio Batista. Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their Communist policies, and a Communist State was set up with Russian backing. Fidel Castro allowed the USSR to deploy nuclear missiles on the island, which caused the U.S. to terminate diplomatic relations with Cuba in January of 1961. By April of the same year, a group of…

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    details about the future of the world. The United States had a new leader in Harry Truman who was thrown into the work that Roosevelt had been doing with Stalin and Churchill. Before his death Roosevelt had managed to negotiate terms with both the Soviet Union and Britain at the Yalta Conference. However, the Yalta Conference was more a foreshadowing of potential events and reactions than it was a peace settlement. The problem that no one chose to address was the emergence of two national super…

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    the East. Therefore, an invasion of the Soviet Union has been in…

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    Joseph Stalin’s Industrialization of the Country, 1928, represents his all-encompassing sweeping push to reform The Soviet Union into a country that would have the technological and industrial capabilities to play a large role in the international affairs of the world. As it occurred through some periods of Russia’s history, starting with Peter the Great’s push for urbanization, Stalin desired to transform the USSR from a “backwater” nation into a force that could be on-par with some of the most…

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    are the brutality of the Barre regime, the role of clans in the ousting of the Barre regime as well as the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Barre regime led to the uprising of angry citizens due to authoritarian and socialist system Barre installed, the clans created a power vacuum that created the anarchy and chaos of the Somali Civil War and the collapse of the Soviet Union led to an initial support from the United States but ultimately the abandonment of the United States in their bilateral…

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    Challenging the leader of the Soviet Union, President Ronald Reagan issued a statement on June 12, 1987. He arrived to the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin with a challenge: to tear down the Berlin Wall and rally citizens to oppose the wall and accept democracy, “Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” There was no doubt that Reagan was a world leader and his word was very impactful. With his weighted word as President of the United States,…

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    weapons the Soviets possessed, the more they threatened the United States. This increased the probability of the American misperception, as the US believed the Soviets to be more powerful than they actually were. The help support their effort to appear superior to the United States, increase global prestige, and gain allies, the Soviets often lied about the number of missiles they possessed. This also allowed the Soviet Union to gain domestic legitimacy among its own people. The Soviets did not…

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    After World War II, the Allied power has divided Germany into four separate zones, and it was controlled by France, the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union. In 1949, all countries except the Soviet Union combined their zones, to create the West Germany. The Soviet Union, soon after, created the East Germany. The Allies did the same with Berlin, and created the East and the West Berlin. And on the night of August 13, in 1961, was made the border between the East and the West Berlin. The…

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    The Cold War describes the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union that existed after World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Essentially, using proxies, both countries fought each other over the spread of Communism. (Trueman, 2015) One can suppose the Cold War actually began in earnest when the Soviet Union tested its own atomic bomb in 1949. Due to the rising Soviet threat, President Harry Truman, in 1951, created a new federal agency known as the Federal…

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    Germans and the Soviet Union during World War II was named the Battle of Stalingrad. “The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest battles in history, with combined military and civilian casualties of nearly 2 million,”(History.com Staff, Battle of Stalingrad) The Battle of Stalingrad was a huge turning point in World War II. This battle had two of the biggest forces in World War II. The battle was between the invading Germans and the defenders of their homeland, the Soviet Union. The…

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