Origin of the Cold War Discussion

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I think the only way around the Cold War was by an actual war.  This was a  collision course waiting to happen.  I am actually surprised there was no World  War III.  Compounded with a lack of trust, both sides assumed the worst motives  of their adversary.  The origins of the cold war can be traced back to the Russian  Revolution.  The communist system of government and economic model is  incompatible with Western democracy and capitalism.  Once Stalin rose to  power, Lenin’s dictatorship of the proletariat evolved into basically a tyrannical  state.  With this tyrant came purges, Siberian gulags, and secret security  measures of a paranoid ruler.  The Soviet Union has been burned before by the  West, and Stalin was sure never to let this happen again.  The Iranian double- cross proved that the United States was no better than Hitler.
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5011 taught by Professor Coumbe during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.

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