Ap Us History Post Wwii

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AP US History
March 2013
Communication is used everyday through technology, dialogue, and actions. It is important that there is understanding between people, and in this case, countries. During World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union had joined forces to take down a mutual threat and enemy, Germany. Since both are great powers, their collaboration had led to the end of the World War. However, following the end of the World War emerged a new war between the US and the Soviet Union, which would be called the Cold War. This tension between the two great powers will cause other countries to choose sides and support in any way they can. Communication plays a big part in this world affair than anyone gives credit for it.

There was a lack of communication throughout this whole crisis. Each side had to do a lot of guesswork or had to find out information through a top-secret source. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the US had fulfilled lawful duties towards their cause, but each act was committed without knowing what the other would do next. Like all relationships or ties between two parties, communication is and always will play a major role. A lack of communication can lead to threatening or misleading judgments that can go astray. For example, during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, both the US and the Soviet Union had moved nuclear missiles to locations that could easily wipe out regions of each other’s country. Without knowing the purpose of the move, they each thought it was a threat to the safety of their people. While they were on the brink of a nuclear war, it could have been avoided with communication between the great powers of the 18th century.

Between friends, trust and communication is key in a strong relationship. There may be disagreements and arguments, but a final compromise can be made. For example, in the midst of the aftermath of WWII, the US and the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom were deciding what to do with the...
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