Cold War Ideology and policies

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Running head: COLD WAR IDEOLOGY AND POLICIES 1 Cold War Ideology and policies Frank Telles Axia at University of Phoenix The American Experience Since 1945 HIS/135 David Glauber May 9, 2010
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Cold War Ideology and policies Why did each side act as it did after the war? The United States had military, economic power and the atomic bomb, while Russia lay in ruins. Why was each side distrustful of the other? The United States had its democratic values and Russia was communist. They both have different ideas on how the world should be run. Russia had Marxism. There was a Cold War race between the superpowers Russia and the United States, democracy believed in free market trade, while communism was controlled by the government. How powerful was the US in relation to other countries in the world following world war two? In relation to other countries the United States was very well off economically, and controlled a majority of the world's markets after World War II. After World War II the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed. This was a great defense against the Soviet
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