World History Cold War Essay

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Jim Yin
Period 4
Mr. Duncan
22/May/2013
What were the origins and conflicts of the cold war?
The main origins and conflicts of the cold war developed after 1939. Stalin, the Soviet leader blamed the Allies, because they didn’t invade Europe earlier, according to this and other disagreement, the two allies began to oppose each other. So the first origin is USSR against U.S.A. and the second origin was in China, where the nationalists were led by Jiang Jieshi and the communists were led by Mao Zedong. An Iron Curtain divided Eastern Europe and Western Europe. There are three main wars in China, Korea and in Vietnam. The cold war was between communist and nationalist. The Communists were against the Nationalists in China. China had spilt into two nations, one was nationalists, and the other was communists, after Jiang Jieshi was defeated, he fled to Taiwan, and he made the republic of Taiwan. The Soviets gave the aid to the Chinese Communist. If either China or the Soviets were attacked, other one should come and help, and then U.S.A. give the aids to republic of China. “In Europe, Stalin ignored the Yalta Agreement and installed or secured communists government in several places. In a speech in 1946. Stalin declared communism and capitalism could not exist in the same world”. This was the origin of the Cold War. By 1949, both the U.S.A. and Soviets had reduced most of their troops from Korea. The Soviets bet the U.S. would not defend South Korea. “So they supplied North Korea with tanks, airplanes, and money in an attempt to take over the peninsula.” North Korea made a surprise attack on South Korea. “North Korean troops had penetrated deep into the south.” Then South Korea asked the U.S. for help; and North Korea asked China for help. Douglas MacArthur helped South Korea pushed back North Korea troops to the Yalu River at the Chinese border. In 1953, “the UN forces and North Korea signed a cease-fire agreement. The border between the two Koreas was set...
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