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Cold War

  • Date Submitted: 09/24/2013 07:56 PM
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Essay plan for--’Who was to blame for the cold war?’

The Cold War was a period of hostility which lasted from 1945 to 1991.  It was a bunch of proxy wars and involved the battle of two conflicting ideologies – Communism led by the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR) and Capitalism led by the United States of America (USA). And I am supposed that the USSR is at fault.

Paragraph 1:
Start: Before World War Two, the USSR and the USA was already tense between each other.
End: The difference between the two ideologies made them imposible to cooperate with each other.

Paragraph 2:
Start: The Soviet Union had suffered terribly in the war. An estimated 20 million Soviet people had died. Stalin therefore concerned about the future security of the USSR.
End: His aim, to take advantage of the military situation in post-war Europe to strengthen Russian influence, was perceived to be a threat to the Americans.

Paragraph 3:
Start: The political relations going on in Europe during and directly after World War II had an enormous effect on laying the foundation for the Cold War. The decisions made by the United States in WWII caused tensions to rise between the U. S. and the Soviet Union.
End: Fear of Communism in capitalist nations, caused the United states government to use propaganda to raise Cold War anxieties and to get the American public scared of communism and in support of the cold war.

Paragraph 4:
Start: Stalin was highly effective in his goal to gain territory, with victories in Poland, Romania, and Finland.
End: The western view of the time saw Stalin as doing one of two things: either continuing the expansionist policies of the tsars that preceded him, or worse, spreading...


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