The Cold War was a period of hostility, fear, and tension between the United States and the Soviet Union from the end of the 1940s to late 1980s. Like what Winston Churchill said, the world has been divided by the “Iron Curtain” during the Cold War between the Communists and the capitalists. It was called the Cold War because it was only a psychological warfare with no active wars between the two nations, which were due to the fear of nuclear arms. The result of the Cold War affected the world tremendously. It lead the USSR to ultimate destruction and bankruptcy but it also made America the number one super power in the world. The Cold War influenced nearly all aspects of America through technology, culture, and media. Military based technology development was the key for both countries during the Cold War. Whether it was the Nuclear Race, or the Space Race, both were the keys to success. The Nuclear arms race was a competition for supremacy of the world during the cold war between the two nations along with their allies. Both America and Russia massively built up their stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Some of the most important weapons and plans that are still in use today were developed like the ABM (antiballistic Missile), MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction), and SAM (Surface-to-Air Missile). These massive inventions and productions of weaponry are what formed America’s military forces today. When America exploded the H-Bomb in 1952, the world changed greatly. The H-Bomb was invented and developed by Edward Teller; it was the changing point in technology for America. The bomb was smaller than the Atomic Bombs launched in Japan but 2500 times more powerful and when Russia produced an H-bomb in 1953, it brought the world fear and chaos. It was due to the arms race, NATO and the Warsaw Pact was formed. Even though the Warsaw Pact was formally dissolved July 1st, 1991, NATO is still very active today. One very dramatic moment during the time was the Cuba Missile
The cold war
I chose to write about the cold war. This is because I think that it is a very interesting theme, and I wanted to learn more about it.
I will talk about when the cold war happened, who was involved, about nuclear weapons and why it was never real fighting and about the Cuban missile crisis.
My problem statement: What would have happened if the cold war became hot?
A hot war is actual warfare. All talks have failed and the armies are fighting.
The cold war lasted from 1945….
The Cold War
In this module you will learn:
1. FOUR causes of the Cold War [BARE].
2. NINE events which caused the Cold War.
3. FOUR decisions made at the Yalta Conference.
4. TWO decisions and three disagreements at the Potsdam conference.
5. The ‘salami tactics’ that brought Communists to power in Eastern Europe
6. FIVE causes [CABAN] and FOUR results [CENA] of the Berlin crisis, 1948–9.
7. FIVE ‘Berlin Airlift Facts’.
8. FOUR causes of the Korean War [CJD-Kim].
9. FIVE phases of the….
The Cold War
The cold war was a tense relationship between the Soviet Union and the Americans. The reason why they were fighting was because of the way their countries ran. The Soviet Union communism is a political way of thinking and an idea of how society should work and be organized. Communism is a kind of extreme socialism that says that there should not be social classes or states. Communism says that the people of any and every place in the world should all own the tools, factories, and….
Cold War DBQ
Between 1941 and 1949, the Soviet Union and the United States, capitalists and communists had a major disagreement about political affairs. From the Red Scare, to the Bolsheviks Revolution, communism fright has spread around the US. The United States wanted to spread capitalism and decrease communism, while the Soviet Union wanted the opposite. Both sides used several methods and/or tactics to stop the spread of the opposite political view. These methods used by the United States and….
The cold war
The Cold War was out broke between the 1940s to the 1990s. It was the conflict between the United States and the USSR together with their respective allies. The powers at war engaged in boosting their respective defense systems that led to massive spending of their national resources.( Ronald 157) The Cold War was surely expressed through in many areas, according to Ronald Kidd(2009), author of The….
My first inclination would be to answer the first question with a clear "YES". But come to think of it, the causes of war really have not changed at all, or at least very little. Rather than changes, there has been a shift in the causes. The cause of war which has dominated the last 50 years was the cause of ideology. However, due to the recent end of the Cold War, this cause of war, has significantly declined and is almost trivial.
The causes of war have shifted from mainly ideological….
Cold War Historiography: New Evidence Behind Traditional Typographies
Timothy J. White
For Americans and many in the world, the Cold War dominated international relations from 1945-1991. Only the nuclear balance of terror prevented this uneasy peace from becoming all out war, and few if any events could be understood outside of the context of this bipolar rivalry. As the Cold War came to an end, some thought we had witnessed "an end to history."(1) Instead, we have witnessed a fundamental change….
After the Second World War ended the Cold War began. The Cold War was a struggle between America and the USSR. The cold War impacted places all around the globe such as Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
During the Cold War the continent of Europe was divided. (Doc. 1) Western Europe was non-communist while Eastern Europe was communist. During the Cold War the U.S and USSR were known as the superpowers. The American led military alliance was called Nato while the Soviet led alliance was called….
Did the end of the Cold War make Europe more or less secure?
In the late 1940’s Europe was divided into two separate blocs. The Cold War for Europe was illustrated by the existence of two opposed camps across a divided Germany. The end of the Cold War in 1989 and the reunification of Germany in 1990 brought about a transformation in the European security environment unrecognisable from that which had existed five years earlier. The system of two militarized blocs ceased to function. The Warsaw….
directly, were actively engaged in the Cold War. This war did not end until the USSR broke apart in 1991. The Cold War was both created and prolonged by the interconnected economic and ideological tensions of the East and West Blocs. The ideological systems of the two powers were viewed as being complete opposites in their goals and experienced increasing animosity toward each other. This in turn influenced the economic policies that drove the main powers of the Cold War even further apart.
By far, the….