The Cold War: Causes and Effects Term Paper by Master Researcher

The Cold War: Causes and Effects
A look at the causes and effects of the Cold War.
# 34512 | 1,150 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper discusses the ideological, economic and political differences between the United States and the Soviet Union and describes how suspicion turned into outright hostility when Truman became President. According to the paper, the United States' fear blinded understanding and the hostility continued with American policies such as the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Aid. The paper then discusses how the fear and frustrations over all of the ideological, economic, and political differences would be expressed in the Korean War in 1950.

From the Paper:

"Winston Churchill, in 1946, made a speech at Fulton, Missouri in which he said, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent" (Cold War). Churchill's vivid reference to an 'iron curtain' describes the nature of the Cold War. The Cold War refers to the standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1990. The war was 'Cold' because there was no actual fighting between the two countries' forces.
"In 1945, the Second World War was coming to conclusion. The two countries were allies during World War II, which reveals an interesting point. The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union was complicated. If they were able to unite against a common enemy, the differences that resulted in the Cold War must have been diverse and widespread. There were ideological, economic, and political differences. Each difference on its own might have been manageable but taken together they caused the Cold War."

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