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Anarchy and Cold War
Anarchy is seen as one end of the spectrum whose other end is marked by the presence of a legitimate and competent government. International politics is described as being spotted with pieces of government and bound with elements of community. Traditionally, international-political systems are thought of as being more or less anarchic. Anarchy is taken…
The Collapse of the Soviet Union (Cold War – 1991)
Introduction The Cold War, the Soviet’s failure to match technological advancement, and the arms race are seen as the major contributors to the collapse of the Soviet Union which happened in 1991. There have been several arguments and contentions which are attributed to this fall. Two major interrelated factors that are linked to this disintegration…
Cold War – the Conflict between Capitalism and Communism
The conflict in ideologies between capitalism and communism resulted in one of the greatest conflicts of the twentieth century. The belief that freedom and democracy would die under communist rule caused the United States to start a conflict that would last for decades. The decisions made by the United States in W.W.II caused tensions to…
Was the USSR to Blame for the Cold War?
The Cold War between the Communist East and the Capitalist West dominated international relations during most of the 20th century. It cannot be said that the USSR alone was to blame for the conflict, although it certainly had a fare share in the blame through its foreign policies and diplomatic interference; the capitalists (mainly USA)…
The Geography of the Cold War: What Was Containment?
Unfortunately, the warmth of the handshakes did not last. The Soviet Union and the United States had serious differences. Their greatest difference was over a political and economic system called communism. In its pure form, communism is a belief that private property should be replaced by community ownership. In the Soviet Union this idea was…
Cold war containment
One of the most comprehensive American policies in dealing with the Cold War was a policy developed by George Keenan, who set up the American Embassy in Moscow after World War II. In 1947, Keenan published an article in the magazine Foreign Affairs detailing what he called the containment policy. It would be America’s approach…
Cold war dbq apush
Two ides negotiated to reduce half the numbers of nuclear weapon on each side as they worried that if the war started, it would be the third World War, and the destruction of the third war would be tremendous and severe. asses turned out be the most important decade with many events which lead the…
The Post Cold War Arms Trade
Arms and weapons are a substantial element in the globe’s economy. This paper will trace a few effects of the ending of the Cold War between 1990-1993 on weapons sales. It will deal with a few major authors in the field, and seek to underscore certain trends in that distasteful part of global trade. Specifically,…
Was the partition of Germany the main cause, or the main consequence of the Cold War?
In May 1945, war in Europe ended with the unconditional surrender by the Germans. Europe had been liberated by the efforts of the Allies, chiefly the USA, the USSR, and Britain. However, how the transition from war to peace would develop was unclear as tensions between the allies were already evident. Ultimately the transition that…
Causes and Effects of the Cold War
The cold war was a period characterized by hostility and tension between the Soviet Union and the United States America from 1940’s to 1980’s. It was so called because there was no hot or active war between these two nations. It was just a fear of nuclear escalation. This fear went ahead to initiate the…