Shelle C. Mays
February 29, 2012
Ebrahim Biparva - Instructor
In the late 1980s, the Cold War came to a dramatic end. The economies of nations in Europe and the Soviet Union were in trouble. People in East Germany, could see the prosperity and wealth of their West German neighbors. In Russia, there were long lines of people waiting to buy food. They had to have coupons from the government just to buy socks. Some historians believe that the trillions of dollars that both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. spent on nuclear arms and conventional armies had caused the problems in Russia. There was also a lot of pent up demand for freedom in the citizens living behind the Iron Curtain. (http://www.nebraskastudies.org/1000/frameset_reset.html?http://www.nebraskastudies.org/1000/stories/1001_0140.html) This paper will discuss/describe the current relationship between the U.S. and other countries since the Cold War.
Current Events and U.S. Diplomacy
The Cold War happened between the years of 1945 through 1991. This war was between Russia and the United States sort of as a competition to see who would dominate the world. The end of the Cold War saw the fall of the Soviet Union which ultimately caused great problems in the Soviet Union . The Soviet Union could not keep the people happy and would not give then rights or material wealth. The aftermath of the Cold War continues to influence world affairs. [ http://millercenter.org/president/carter/essays/biography/5). After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the post–Cold War world was widely considered as one sided, with the United States the sole remaining superpower. (Blum, 2006) 3. U.S. Approach to Cuba
A majority of Americans feel that it is time to try a new approach to Cuba, according to a national poll by WorldPublicOpinion.org. More specifically,...