Reasons and Causes for the Ending of the Cold War: Demise of the Soviet Union

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Reasons and Causes For The Ending of The Cold War:
Demise of The Soviet Union

Carl Sandin

History 420 Professor Gianni November 13, 2012

While the United States and Soviet Union did join forces during World War II, against the Axis powers Germany, Italy, and Japan. There were several reasons why the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union was a very tense one. .Americans had long been wary and concerned about Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s tyrannical, blood-thirsty rule of his own country. The Soviets resented the Americans’ decades-long refusal to treat the USSR as a legitimate part of the international community as well as their delayed entry into World War II, which resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of Russians. After the war ended, these grievances ripened into an overwhelming sense of mutual distrust and enmity. Many Americans were fearful of Russia’s expansion that they were trying to take control of the world. Meanwhile, the USSR came to resent the way America was building up their arms and the approach that Americans used an intervention approach to international relations. While it was a hostile environment and no one was the sole reason to blame the Cold War was inevitable.

When was the Cold War? The Cold War dated from 1945 -1980. Yes right after the end of World War 2. The Cold War was a term that was used to describe the relationship between the two countries, The United States and the Soviet Union, while these two countries never fought each other because the consequences would be to appalling- each country in a sense fought for their beliefs, using a term called client states who...
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