The Cold War
This paper discusses the Cold War, the heightened tension that existed between the two major powers of the world, the United States and the Soviet Union, during the period following the World War II until the end of 1980s.
# 29079 | 965 words | 5 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Jul 14, 2003 in History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965) , European Studies (Collapse of the Soviet Empire) , European Studies (The Cold War Period 1945-1985)
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This paper discusses that the Cold War dominated international politics while it lasted as the two major world powers, United States and the Soviet Union, were locked in intense political and ideological rivalry. The author points out that although the Cold War started after the Second World War, it had its roots in the events that occurred towards the end of World War I. The author believes that the policies of Perestroika and Glasnost by the Mikhail accelerated the collapse of Communism and ended the Cold War.
From the Paper:"One of the most serious Cold War events was the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. It occurred in a dangerous standoff between the Soviets and the US when the latter discovered the secret deployment of Soviet nuclear missiles in Communist Cuba. Only sensible decision making by the US President (Kennedy) and the Soviet leader (Khrushchev) who ignored the advice of "hawks" prevented a nuclear holocaust. Events that led to the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union were triggered by the policies of the Reagan administration which stepped up military spending that the ailing economy of the Soviet Union was unable to match. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 to prop up a communist regime resulted in a costly war for the Russians and proved to be the last straw."
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