AMH2020 July 30 Lecture- Chapter 27- containment at home and the Cold War

AMH2020 July 30 Lecture- Chapter 27- containment at home and the Cold War

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July 30, 2007 Lecture: Chapter 27: containment at home and the Cold War What was the cold war? The cold war was the period of conflict between the US and the USSR and their respective Allies from 1946 (the end of WW2) to 1991 (when soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachov dissolved the Soviet Union’s power over Eastern Europe) How did it evolve? There are several theories to the origins of the Cold War Traditional theory—the cold war was started by the Soviets and their zeal for territorial and ideological expansion. Under this theory the US needed to take effective measures against these advancements. (it’s all the Soviets fault) Revisionists’ theory—The soviets’ determination to secure their borders was a logical response to invasions of their territory during both world wars. Under this theory, the US should have tried to re-assure the soviets by seeking accommodation instead of pursuing policies that intensified Soviet fears. (our fault b/c we were pushing the Soviets) Others’ theory—Deep-seated interests made postwar tensions between the two
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AMH2020 July 30 Lecture- Chapter 27- containment at home and the Cold War

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