Week 1 -- Cold War Ideology and Policies

Week 1 -- Cold War Ideology and Policies - types of war a...

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Cold War Ideology and Policies 1 Cold War Ideology and Policies William Edwards HIS/135 Lou LaGrande
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Cold War Ideology and Policies 2 The Cold War was how the relationship between the USA and the USSR (Russia) was between 1945 and 1980. Even though America and the USSR (Russia) were allies in World War II it was only because they shared a common enemy in Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Army. The distrust between the two nations grew even more when the then leader or the USSR Joseph Stalin found out about the American government using the Atom Bomb in Japan. The USA distrusted the USSR (Russia) because of their supreme military also known as the Red Army, and the USSR (Russia) distrusted American because of the Atom Bomb; they didn’t know how many America had, and had no way of finding out. The term Cold War is a type of war where there is no direct fighting between the countries involved. Where diplomacy is concerned there are three
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Unformatted text preview: types of war a hot war; which is when countries are actually at war; there are no talks and armies are fighting. Then there is a warm war; which is where the countries involved are still negotiating, but all the military on both sides are still being mobilized and all are getting ready to fight should talks fail. A Cold War is where neither side fights the other, but they do support their beliefs in other areas of the world. For example South Vietnam was an anticommunist country and during the war between North and South Vietnam America supplied South Vietnam. South Vietnam being a procommunist country was supplied by the USSR (Russia). So without truly involving themselves in the war between the two countries they still fought for their beliefs through other wars. Making sure the side that believed as they did had every advantage in their war....
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