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The Cold War

Although the United States and the Soviet Union did not directly engage each other in armed conflict, the hostility between the two powers spilled over to other countries. The two countries...

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The Cold War was a very important event. We were very concerned about the spread of Communism. Communism is a political and economic system that is very different than our system. We were concerned...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2015, 12:48 pm (UTC)

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Africa, like all continents, was affected by the Cold War. It was probably less strategically important than Europe and Asia, though. The United States fought two large conflicts in Asia—Korea and...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2020, 8:55 am (UTC)

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From the start, the Cold War had a profound impact on culture in the United States. It established a clear "us versus them" mentality that was reflected in the arts, athletics, and pop culture....

Latest answer posted April 2, 2021, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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The Cold War (1947–1991) affected the rest of the world in many ways. The conflict with the Soviet Union dominated American foreign policy for nearly half a century. The American-Soviet...

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Before World War II, the US and USSR had a strained relationship due to sharp ideological differences. Although the Russian Revolution of 1917 was initially seen as democratic—with the peasant...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020, 2:20 pm (UTC)

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Stalin's goal was to have absolute personal power over the Soviet Union. He changed his name to Stalin, meaning man of steel, as a hint to his personality and the way he would achieve his goals....

Latest answer posted April 3, 2021, 12:06 pm (UTC)

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When comparing these two conflicts, their differences are much more apparent than their similarities. However, there are some ways they were similar. Let's look at both. Similarities Both...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2020, 4:30 pm (UTC)

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The Cold War made the Soviet Union quite powerful politically. It secured buffer states in Eastern Europe after World War II mainly because its armies would not leave the occupied areas. The Soviet...

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The United States committed itself to containing communism immediately after WWI because it appeared as though communism was spreading rapidly. The Soviet Union showed no signs of leaving Eastern...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2020, 12:41 pm (UTC)

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The Cold War ended symbolically with the fall of the Berlin Wall. When the wall cams down, that told the world that Communism did not work and was no longer a threat. There are still a few...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2011, 6:57 am (UTC)

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The division of Germany into capitalist West and Communist East didn't lead to the Cold War so much as it exacerbated existing tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Cold War...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2020, 6:31 am (UTC)

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Berlin was a focal point of the Cold War, and one could even argue that the Cold War started and ended in Berlin. Berlin had been the capital of Nazi Germany before it was captured by the Soviets...

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The Truman Doctrine (1947), which was named for President Harry S. Truman, was a key initial step in America's strategy for the Cold War (1947–1991) against the communist-run Soviet Union. That...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019, 8:15 pm (UTC)

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I do not believe the Cold War was inevitable, but I do believe that some sort of conflict between the communist and capitalist worlds was bound to occur. It could have been a cold war or a hot war...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2019, 6:09 pm (UTC)

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As a German myself, I would like to give you an answer with regard to outcomes of the fall of the Berlin Wall relating to Germany. First of all, I would like to mention the fact that the fall of...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2021, 9:58 am (UTC)

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The fear of the Soviet Union prompted the entry and commencement of the Cold War. After the Second World War, there was a definite fear of Communism and what would happen to a world controlled by...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2010, 10:08 pm (UTC)

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Both President Truman and President Eisenhower practiced a policy of containing communism to prevent its spread to new countries. The use of economic aid was a major tool in this. Truman signed an...

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Relations after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union deteriorated into cold war because the two nations had radically different ideas of how the post-war world should be...

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There were numerous negative effects of the Cold War. First, look at it in terms of war dead. Even though the war never became a "hot war," it did have several proxy wars and both nations helped...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2016, 12:26 pm (UTC)

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In the Cold War, the two opposing "sides" were Communist countries, particularly the Soviet Union and China, and the United States and other democracies. While the Cold War manifested itself...

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The Cold War was a conflict between two groups of countries rather than two individual countries. It was called "Cold" because the great powers involved in it did not actually engage in direct...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2018, 11:45 pm (UTC)

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It is safe to say that the United States and the Soviet Union had an uneasy relationship and alliance from the start. During World War II, both nations were united in their common goal of defeating...

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) participated in the Cold War in two main ways. First, since it was a spy agency, it engaged in espionage. Second, it undertook other covert operations around...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2016, 1:30 pm (UTC)

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The Cold War affected higher education in that more GI's who were drafted were eligible for the GI Bill after they completed their term of service. This created a steady stream of veterans into the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2018, 11:48 pm (UTC)

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Détente describes the relaxation of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union throughout the 1970s. Some of its key features included the following: the negotiation of arms control...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019, 2:04 pm (UTC)

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As a general explanation, this period of time was dubbed the "Cold War" for the indirect feuding between the world's two most powerful countries, the United States of America and the Soviet Union....

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The fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War came as a surprise to many. The tense conflict had lasted over a generation, and it seemed to many that it would last much longer. However,...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2018, 3:53 pm (UTC)

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Decades old scholarship has since been updated by recently revealed documents about the Soviet Union. One such study by the BDM Corporation asserts that the actual Soviet Threat was vastly over...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2012, 2:12 pm (UTC)

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I can see where you would be unsure about where to start with this. It is a big question. I suppose that the biggest success for the US was keeping communism from spreading to any areas of the...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2011, 8:51 am (UTC)

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Christianity was used to galvanize Americans against communism during the Cold War. Communism rejects all religious belief as false and, in places it controlled, did its best to eradicate religious...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2019, 4:54 pm (UTC)

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The Iron Curtain was a term used to define the separation of Europe into areas of communist and non-communist influence after the end of World War II. The phrase was first used by Winston Churchill...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019, 5:31 pm (UTC)

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The Truman Doctrine stated that the US would provide aid for any nation that was under attack from communism. The Truman Doctrine was the first policy statement on containment where the US sought...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2020, 3:17 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question depends on how you define an effective leader. In the short run, you would have to say Stalin was effective because he led his country to some pretty impressive...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2016, 2:48 am (UTC)

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Post WWII, Europe was entirely devastated, meaning the European economy was also in ruins. Many countries worried that if the European economy did not strengthen after the war, then the world...

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Although Sino-Soviet relations were often deeply antagonistic, some similarities between Chinese and Soviet communism can still be observed: They both advocated centralized planning. In the Soviet...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2018, 6:54 am (UTC)

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This is a controversial subject in light of the fact that many would contend that Communism was not successfully "contained." China became a communist state in 1949, and in the following thirty...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019, 5:34 am (UTC)

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The Cuban Revolution was a big event. The United States had been working to prevent the spread of communism since the end of World War II. In many instances, we were successful in preventing its...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2016, 5:43 pm (UTC)

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Winston Churchill played a key role in the Cold War. He gave the famous "Iron Curtain" speech in which he correctly stated that the Soviet Union was squashing free government in Central and Eastern...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2018, 2:57 am (UTC)

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There are two possible ways to answer this question. First, let us look at the immediate purpose of this doctrine. Its immediate purpose was to prevent the Soviet Union from dominating the exit...

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The strategy of the United States in regard to the threat of communism was that of containment. This policy involved simply stopping or slowing as much as possible the spread of communism. This was...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2019, 6:57 pm (UTC)

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During the latter stages of the Second World War, the United States and Soviet Union, ultimately victorious allies, began their long descent and transformed into polar adversaries in the Cold War....

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Poland played a very important role in the Cold War on account of its strategic position at the intersection of Western and Eastern Europe. After driving out the Germans from Poland, the Red Army...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2018, 11:57 am (UTC)

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There were domestic and international issues that we faced because of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The international issues centered on the spread of communism. The Soviet Union tried to...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2016, 11:42 pm (UTC)

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The reforms and the mentality that Gorbachev brought into power from 1985 helped to lead to the Soviet Union's breakup because it was a massive departure from the previous forty plus years of...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2010, 2:37 pm (UTC)

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The first item should be the Yalta Conference. At Yalta, Stalin agreed to enter the war against Japan if he received major concessions in Eastern Europe. Roosevelt hoped that he could negotiate...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019, 3:03 pm (UTC)

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Containment was America's strategy for the Cold War. The plan was to oppose Soviet expansionism and stop communism from spreading throughout the globe. It was primarily a defensive strategy, and...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2019, 12:57 pm (UTC)

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Of the options given in this question, the best answer is A. The Yalta Conference was held in February of 1945. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was still alive at this time (he died in April of...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012, 5:43 am (UTC)

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The main pillars of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War were as follows: 1) Contain Soviet expansionism: Concern about the Soviet Union's intentions and capabilities for expanding its influence...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2013, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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The Cold War was a rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that took place after WWII and lasted until 1989. Each side thought the other intended to conquer the world with its...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2017, 9:03 am (UTC)

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