Homework #3 - Intro to International Relations 2-2-08 Due...

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Intro to International Relations 2-2-08 Due on 2-4-08 1. In modern times, when we look back at the possible causes of the Cold War, we eventually come up with six main factors that led to the tense standoff between America and the USSR. The first main cause of the Cold War was the perspective that it was the USSR’s fault that this broke out. People who believe in this say that if it wasn’t for the Soviet’s attempts at territorial acquisition throughout Europe then the USA would not have had to come out of their isolation list idealism and stop them from taking over all of Europe and Asia. Another viewpoint is that it was America’s fault that this had to happen, if it wasn’t for the USA’s continuing efforts to expand their overseas export markets into Eastern Europe then the USSR would not have felt threatened and would not have had to retaliate to what they saw as a severe security issue facing them in the aftermath of WWII. Another possible explanation is that all this war was is an ideological conflict
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course PL SC 014 taught by Professor Gartzke during the Spring '99 term at Penn State.

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Homework #3 - Intro to International Relations 2-2-08 Due...

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