In What Way Did The Relationship Between The United States And The Soviet Union Change After World War Ii?
The relationship between the USA and the USSR deteriorated after World War II. Although they had worked together to defeat Nazi Germany, the two countries had very different views of postwar Europe. Stalin's takeover of Eastern Europe was opposed by the US. The differing ideologies of communism and capitalism, dictatorship and democracy, separated the two countries when they emerged as competing superpowers. Tensions were heightened by the use of the atomic bomb in World War II and the subsequent nuclear arms race.