Cold War

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  • What caused the Cold War?
  • Soviet Union and the United States relations went away after WWI. After fighting a dictator they no longer had a reason to tolerate each others political differences. The Marshall Plan created more tension between the United States and Soviet Union.
  • The tension continued to build when the United States joined NATO. A few years after the Soviet Union allied with the Eastern Allies.
  • After Stalin died there was power struggles in the Soviet Union. Nikita Khruschev came out on top.
  • The United States were having social struggles. They were dealing with discrimination of the African Americans. The Civili Rights movement had started.
  • The Cuban Missile crisis almost made the Soviets and United States go to war.
  • Americans were revolting against wars that the U.S. engaged in to end the spread of communism. The U.S. and Soviet Union never went to war during the Cold War but did engage in many conflicts called proxy wars. This was capitalism against communism.
  • The Soviet Union was fighting for Communism. The United States was fighting for democracy and capitalism. They never agreed and tensions continued to rise especially after WWII so the Cold War began.
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