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Reference: Brower & Sanders (2014). The World in the Twen:eth Century: From Empires to Na:ons, 7th ed. VitalSource for DeVry University
6/6/16, 10 : 39 PM Topic Print View Page 30 of 62 (NEXT(3c3bee7f86e642b292f…scending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=False RE: Charismatic Leaders and the Cold War Dale Dnetto 5/26/2016 6:49:30 PM Good evening Professor and classmates, In the year 1945, one major war ended and another began. This war was called the ‘Cold War’, due to fact that there was no direct military campaigns, between the major antagonistic players namely the Unites States and Soviet Union. This war lasted for 45 years, during which time the two ideologies made distant countries their battle grounds, with the soul idea of gaining supremacy. Theaters as remote as Korea and Vietnam, Cuba and Grenada, Afghanistan and Angola, became battlegrounds between the two ideologies. During the post war period US became the leader of the free market capitalist world, which was the opposite of Soviet communist, totalitarian ideology which desired to expand. The US was determined that it would not retreat into its former isolationist stance as long as there was a Cold War to wage. The three charismatic leaders that played key roles in the post war era that lead to the ‘cold war’, are British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, United States President Franklin D Roosevelt and Soviet Union’s Premier Stalin. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, was a strong and charismatic leader that led Britain to victory during WW 11 and helped his country limp back to normalcy during the post war years. He also played a vital role during the beginning years of the cold war. In his famous ‘Iron Curtain’ speech in 1946, at Westminster College titled "The Sinews of Peace." where Roosevelt was a private visitor, Churchill reiterated his fear of the spread of the ideology of communism, which he felt strongly contributed to the rise if Hitler and the destruction of Germany and almost half the world. He ended his speech with these words “On the contrary, there will be an overwhelming assurance of security. If we adhere faithfully to the Charter of the United Nations and walk forward in sedate and sober strength seeking no one's land or treasure, seeking to lay no arbitrary control upon the thoughts of men; if all British moral and material forces and convictions are joined with your own in fraternal association, the high-roads of the future will be clear, not only for us but for all, not only for our time, but for a century to come” () Stalin, a political name adopted when he was 34, meaning Man of Steel, studied for the priesthood under his real name, Dzhugashvili. Son of a shoe maker, he joined the Social Democratic party after being expelled from a theological school for insubordination. After the RSDLP split in 1903, Stalin became a member of the Bolshevik party. During the civil war in Russia, Stalin ascended the ranks of the

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