The Cold War Essay by almazrok

The Cold War
An overview of the origins of the Cold War.
# 64332 | 1,947 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | GB

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This paper discusses how the seeds of the Cold War were already sown at the 1945 Yalta conference between Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt. It tracks the antagonism that grew between Russia and the other two countries culminating in the development of Soviet nuclear technology. It also looks at the rise of communism and the west's attempt to stop it from spreading including the formation of NATO.

From the Paper:

"Many important decisions were made at Yalta, most notably the
re-establishing and giving back independence to the countries, which
had been conquered and destroyed by Nazi Germany. At the end of World War Two, most Western nations wanted to re-establish the liberated states of Eastern Europe as democratic states with capitalist
economies. However the Soviet Union dictator, Joseph Stalin believed
that the Soviet Union had the right to control Eastern Europe. Stalin
had argued that since the Soviet Union had twice been invaded by
Germany in less than twenty-five years, it was necessary for him to
protect his country through the creation of Eastern European Communist
buffer states, controlled by the Soviet Union and protecting it at the
same time."

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