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HIS 144 Topic 7 DQ 2The Second World War affected the foreign policies of the United States in the postwar world. How did the strainedallied relationships, particularly those of the United States and the U.S.S.R. contribute to initiating the Cold War?Discuss the key events that occurred from the Berlin Airlift to the Cuban Missile Crisis and their impact on theUnited States.With America becoming the most powerful country in the world following WWII and proclaiming a new globalorder based on democracy and capitalism, the Soviet Union rejected that order favoring communism and aligningitself with other countries who were friendly to its communist beliefs (Shultz, 2016, pg. 461). The United States,suspicious of the idea of communism, felt that this was the Soviet Union’s way of dethroning capitalism through aworldwide revolution. After WWII ended, postwar Germany was divided into four occupation zones amongst the
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