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Postwar America U.S. dominates global affairs COLD WAR AIMS The Cold War was the most important political and diplomatic issue of the early postwar  period. It grew out of longstanding disagreements between the Soviet Union and the  United States that developed after the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Soviet  Communist Party under V.I. Lenin considered itself the spearhead of an international  movement that would replace the existing political orders in the West, and indeed  throughout the world.  In 1918 American troops participated in the Allied intervention in  Russia on behalf of anti-Bolshevik forces. American diplomatic recognition of the Soviet  Union did not come until 1933. Even then, suspicions persisted. During World War II,  however, the two countries found themselves allied and downplayed their differences to  counter the Nazi threat. At the war's end, antagonisms surfaced again. The United States hoped to share with 
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