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"your generosity is your fortune." - Dstny_roman


  • Date Submitted: 04/14/2012 02:43 PM
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The Soviet Union and the United States embodies two opposite, opposing systems of government. The Soviet Union’s government is formed by the Communist Party. The rights of citizens of the Soviet Union are extremely limited; they do not enjoy the right of free speech, press, assembly and the forming political parties. On the other hand, the United State government is operated by free elections. The people of the United States hold the right of assembly, speech, of the press and to form political parties. These systems of government are entirely opposed from the other; little compromise has ever occurred between the two countries.  
The conflicting governments clashed on many topics including economics. The United States wanted to encourage and spread free trading markets across the map. The Soviet Union contrasted their ideology, with the intent of shielding Russia and other communist governments from international commerce. Russia feared open trade with Western markets would increase the risk of Russia and other communist governments being more opened to western philosophies and influences. Russia feared western influences had the possibility of eroding the strength of the totalitarian regimes. These major differences led hostile feeling between the Soviet Union and the United States.
Even before the end of World War II, the Soviet Union had bit by bit extended their sphere of influence throughout Europe. By the end of 1944, the Red Army had liberated and taken controlled of large portions of Eastern Europe. At the Yalta Conference in 1945, the Soviet Union’s Red Army had taken control of eastern zone of Germany and by the end of the war the Soviet Union had rapidly consolidated their control of Eastern Europe. The Red Army began spreading their influence by post-war elections. Scaring and intimidating voters, the Red Army manipulated the voting lists as they wanted. Stalin strongly encouraged his party and other communists to take an active part in the post-war...


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