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1 Cold War Ideology and Policies Cold War Ideology and Policies Brittany Gimble HIS 135 May 9,2011
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2 Cold War Ideology and Policies The Cold War back then was a term used to describe a mostly non violent conflict primarily between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the United States (US) beginning in the year of 1945.During the war the soviet union and united states actually had a string relation ship with each other.During this time they worked together to halt Germany’s victory against both sides of Europe. It wasn’t until after the war that there relationship was ruined. George Kennan once characterized the Soviets as an aggressive, anti-Western power that needed containment, a characterization which would shape US foreign policy for decades to come.(Chris Trueman BA 2011) The idea of containment was to match the Soviet aggression with force wherever it occurred without using nuclear weapons. The policy of containment although created conflicts between the Soviet Union and the United States dominated geopolitics. Due to the antagonism on both sides and each countries' search for security, a tense worldwide contest developed between the two states as the two nations' governments vied for
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2011 for the course HIS/135 AAFO0NDH19 taught by Professor J.bauer during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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