Ideological differences in the Cold War

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Ideological differences played little part in the origins of the Cold War. How far do you agree with this judgments? The Cold War was a dispute between the two power blocs, -the Soviet Union und the USA, after 1945. A direct military conflict between those superpowers did not exist, but a bitter diplomatic, economic and ideological fight instead. The term Cold War was formed in 1947 by the journalist Walter Lippmann. In this essay I will talk about the origins of the Cold War, up to 1947. It was as early as 1917 when the first open hostilities occurred when the communists assumed power, founded the Soviet Union and declared the western capitalist countries the ideological war. The USA, that always fiercely rejected any form of communism, refused to acknowledge the Soviet Union until 1933. The American mistrust towards the Soviet Union increased significantly when Hitler and Stalin signed a non-aggression pact in 1939. However, when Hitler turned out to become increasingly a threat to peace and order in Europe, the ideological differences between the two big powers were set aside and the USA started to support the Soviet Union in her defense against German invasion. But in 1945 tensions between the Soviet Union and the Western powers under US leadership rose again, when no consensus could be achieved on a post-war order for Europe. At the conference of Yalta Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met to discuss the fate of Europe, of Germany, and what peace meant to them. The newly ...

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