week1 cold war - turned into a nuclear arms race. A race...

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Cold War ideologies and policies The countries that were allies during World War II such as the United States and Russia became bitter enemies after the war due to each of the countries that were major players in the idea of wanting global political dominance. The cold war itself was a major political battle to determine if democracy or communism would be the stronger government. Many Russian supports came into play such a N. Korea, E. Germany and other surrounding nations. The wartime enemies of the United States took the side of America such as Japan, W. Germany and Italy. Russia began mobilizing its industrial output in a response to the American economic boom after the war. This economic race soon overflowed into the militaries of both countries this overflow
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Unformatted text preview: turned into a nuclear arms race. A race that continues into the Regan era of the early 1980s. During the 40s and 50s tensions were very high between Russia and the United States. Most of the tension at that time was focused on Germany and how it would be split up. Russia wanted it all and had Berlin surrounded. At this point the Americans started the Berlin airlift; this hindered the Russian efforts to occupy Berlin. During the fifties America began a policy of communist containment. This policy basically stated that any country that felt threatened by communists would receive help from America. This policy also led to McCarthyism which was a time in which there was harsh treatment of so-called communists and their sympathizers here in America....
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