Tactics of the Cold War: United States vs. Soviet Union The Cold War can be defined as two superpowers: the United States of America and the Soviet Union, in a conflict involving ideology, paranoia, communication blunders, and constant speculation of who was the on the offensive or defensive.1 This conflict created one of the most famous rivalries in history, one which was conducted by several means on both sides. From the start of the Cold War post World War II, when the opposing ideologies of the United States and Soviet Union clashed, to the end of the Cold War signaled by the break of the Soviet Union in 1991, each superpower had its own way of stepping toe to toe with their divergent economic policies, various forms of aid to other countries, covert operations abroad and ideological competition. By looking at the aforementioned means of waging the Cold War, one can better ascertain the role each played in continuing the rivalry for so many years. The superpowers had two opposing ideologies that shaped their economic policies. The United States is a capitalistic nation, whose economics focuses more on free-trade without government restriction and the Soviets, a communistic nation, sought to create a more centralized economy that focused on industrialization and collectivization. The capitalism of the United States is defined by James Fultcher, in his work, Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction is an investment of capital in order to gain a profit.2 The United States used its capitalistic economic policy to not only help with its containment policy, but obtain more global markets. This can be seen within the Marshal Plan speech given by Secretary of State George Marshall, when he suggests that it is over the next three or four years Europe will be buying most products primarily from the United States until they can rebuild from war devastation.3 Leslie Holmes, author of Communism: A Very Short Introduction discusses how there are
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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….
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….
Sean Keith AMSTU Cold War DBQ Essay
The growing fear of the spread of communism throughout the World during the Cold War era resulted in the United States making brash and misguided decisions stemming from the values of the containment policy. This era was marked by concern that other nations, especially those in the Western Hemisphere, would fall to Soviet influence, and additionally, that there were communist supporters within the United States, potentially in government offices. Americans….
seen as uncivilized, wild, savage, crude, and uneducated. So is it just to describe the Mongols as such? The answer is no. The Mongols were not barbaric. As the documents discussed in this essay demonstrate, they had highly sophisticated military tactics; they lived by a code of conduct, and actually helped improved life for a conquered people.
The Mongols grouped their warriors in armies of 10,000. These in turn were organized into 1,000-man brigades, 100-man companies, and 10-man squads….
Dr. Dea Boster
20 April 2014
During the 1950’s America, post WWII, our Nation faced major changes under the leading presidency of Truman and Eisenhower. America fell into another time of prosperous feeling with the end of yet another victory in World War II, an almost arrogant view of their society in respects to the remainder of other economies. Communism became the American adversary, and Americans sought to purge the world of it. Because of the extreme….
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….
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
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….
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….
The Cold War
Germany was defeated after World War II and then we had to know how to care for them and rebuild a stable society for the defeated country or the Germans would be angry and will rise against. Germany was divided among 3 powers and after the war where Germany and also Japan had been defeated where they would occupy or settle was being figured out. The capital was divided among the allies. The German Empire where they had conquered Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania was able to be kept….