The History of Cold War Analytical Essay

The History of Cold War
Looks at the history of the Cold War from its origin after WWII to its end during the fall of communism in 1990 and the collapse of the U.S.S.R.
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This paper first explains that the Cold War was the continuation of the tensions created from WWI and II. Next, the author relates that the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Cuban missile crisis, the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the American ideal of protecting democracy further intensified the Cold War. The paper concludes that the fall of the Soviet Union reduced the tensions of this east-west, democracy-communism polarization but resulted in the disadvantage of now having just one superpower that at times is a bully.

From the Paper:

"The country that was worst affected by the breakdown of state controls in the communist states immediately after the Cold War was Yugoslavia. Immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the larger Yugoslavia started disintegrating. The Bosnian war was one of the most atrocious wars in the recent history of Europe. In this country, there were civil and ethnic conflicts that led to the disintegration of Yugoslavia, creating countries like Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia. Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia were in central Europe."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Davies, Norman .2006. Europe at War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory. London: Pan Books.
  • Eberhard, Jackel, 1997. Simply Put, A Bad Book. Hamburg: Littell pp. 159-164.
  • Gaddis, John. Russia, the Soviet Union and the United States. An Interpretative History, McGraw-Hill.1990.
  • Halliday, Fred. Cold War. Oxford: Oxford University Press.2001.
  • Njolstad, Olav. The Last Decade of the Cold War. New York: Routledge.2000.

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