Essay on Causes Of The Cold War

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Causes Of The Cold War


Causes of the Cold War

The Cold War occurred during a time of rebuilding for Europe. It
characterized international relations and dominated the foreign policies of Europe. It
affected all of Europe and determined lasting alliances. The Cold War was caused by the
social climate and tension in Europe at the end of World War II and by the increasing
power struggles between the Soviet Union. Economic separation between the Soviets and the
west also heightened tensions, along with the threat of nuclear war.


One main conflict between the Soviet Union was the vast ideological
differences. One of the main tenets of communism is that capitalism is inherently bad and
posed a threat to the working class. The communists view all capitalist nations as
possible enemies. According to them, capitalism will eventually destroy itself and it is
their duty to help it along. They refuse cooperation between themselves and capitalist
nations ideologically. These extensive differences in beliefs widened the gap between the
Soviet Union and the west.


Another cause of the Cold War was the Soviet Unions control over
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