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The Cold War

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...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 2:24 am UTC

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The Cold War

As pohnpei remarks, Stalin had a personal goal to gain as much power as he could for himself at the apex of society in the Soviet Union, and to maintain that power. He was ruthless in dealing with...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2015 10:32 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2017 9:14 am UTC

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The Cold War

The Cold War had a substantial impact on American culture during the 1950’s and 60’s especially. Themes such as nuclear war and espionage permeated popular culture during this time period as...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2012 11:24 pm UTC

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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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

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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The Cold War

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...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 8:13 pm UTC

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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2020 11:32 pm UTC

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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2010 11:36 pm UTC

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The Cold War

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 Cold War

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

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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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2020 7:08 am UTC

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The Cold War

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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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 Cold War

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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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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

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 Cold War

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....

Latest answer posted November 9, 2017 12:42 am UTC

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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2018 1:41 pm UTC

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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

Not along after the war, it became clear to the United States that the Soviet Union was intent on reneging on the agreements made during Yalta concerning democracy in Eastern Europe. The Soviets...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2018 11:19 am UTC

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The Cold War

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 Cold War

I like to say this is the "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" syndrome. During the war, we allied with Russia because we wanted to defeat Hitler. Russia was Hitler's enemy, so that made them no...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 10:53 am UTC

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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

In this speech, Churchill says that the effect of the iron curtain could be the destruction of what he calls “Christian Civilization.” In this speech, Churchill is saying that the Soviet Union...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2012 11:00 pm 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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The Cold War

The Berlin Wall, on which construction began in 1961, was a potent symbol of the East/West division of Germany and the Cold War. The destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 had three important...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2019 8:56 pm UTC

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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

The Cold War made Americans very paranoid, fearing communist enemies from within and from without. To some degree, this paranoid sentiment caused Americans to seek comfort in their houses and...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 8:38 pm UTC

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The Cold War

One of the key components of the policy of containment was the strategic alliance between the United States and various unsavory regimes in the developing world, most notably Latin America....

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 8:50 am UTC

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The Cold War

Given all that had transpired across Europe before, during, and after the Second World War, it is questionable whether Winston Churchill’s March 5, 1946 speech at Westminster College in Fulton,...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2017 1:27 am UTC

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The Cold War

The Cold War was characterized by a period of intense competition and ideological difference between the United States and the Soviet Union. Animosities intensified at the end of the Second World...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019 3:26 pm UTC

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The Cold War

The Soviet leader who came to power after the death of Joseph Stalin was a man named Nikita Khrushchev. Stalin died in 1953 and Khrushchev took power right after that. He remained in power until...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2011 7:59 am UTC

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The Cold War

The Yalta Conference certainly was not the cause of the Cold War, but it did indirectly contribute to it. First, a little background: The conference was held as Nazi Germany was on the verge of...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019 12:50 pm UTC

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The Cold War

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 Cold War

As General Patton knew, Russia was never the ally of America. Since Russia was never an ally, there was no reason to have allowed Russia after WWII to divide Germany and to access some of the...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2011 7:37 am UTC

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The Cold War

The term "Cold War" describes a conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union following World War II that did not erupt into direct armed confrontation between the two major powers....

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 7:28 pm UTC

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The Cold War

In truth, there wasn't much left to the war-time alliance between the United States and the USSR by the time that Kennan wrote his famous telegram. Tensions between the two countries had been...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2018 5:57 pm UTC

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The Cold War

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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The Cold War

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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