disagreement but that is not always the case. After World War II the United States and the Soviet
Union began a war that would span decades yet there would be no direct battle between the two
nations. This time is called the Cold war because of its lack of battle between just the two
nations. Even though it was never the soviets verse the Americans the Soviets often fought the
Americans. What could have went so horribly wrong that two nations who at one point were
fighting on the same side can suddenly disagree so violently that they aid others to fight each
other? The reasons are many and in-depth but it all started at the end of World war II.
When the smoke cleared after the last battle of World War II two powers arose. One a
democratic society the other a socialistic society neither wanting one to be better than the other.
Central Europe, mainly Germany, was the center of the disturbance at the end of the war. The
reason that Germany became such a volatile area is because the Soviets controlled one half while
the Allies controlled the other and neither was willing to cooperate with the other. As Germany
was being divided most of the other European countries were suffering and in need of aid.
The United States gave as much aid as they could but there was no possible way to relieve
everyone. All over south eastern Europe Communist and socialist parties were rising and gaining
power blaming capitalism for all of their hardships. This only increased the Soviets strength and
threatened the peace that was starting to come over Europe. The reason that the soviets were
looking for backing was because with the US's use of nuclear weapons there was no army that
could match their sheer power.
To try and even level the power struggle in 1945 the United Nations was started with the
United States and the Soviet Union as two of the members of the permanent... [continues]
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