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The Origins of the Cold War

Summary: The origins of the "Cold War" lie in the Russia Communist Revolution of 1917, and the ideological struggle between democracy and communism that reach its peak post-World War II. Russia filled the power vacuum left in Europe following Germany's defeat after the war and the United States implemented the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine to counter it.
The basis of the Cold War was mutual suspicion and mistrust. This essay will discuss the origins of the cold war regarding suspicion and mistrust until the year 1949.

The main origin of the cold war was due to the basis of fear. The USA feared the spread of communism in the West and Russia feared the spread of democratic beliefs in the East. It was an ideological struggle of two main world powers, capitalism (USA) and communism (Russia). This was not a conventional war but an indirect one where the fighting was not done on the battle field.

The Cold War began as early as the 1917 October revolution in Russia when Russia became the first communist state. The USA further showed their mistrust of Russia in 1938 when they purposely excluded Russia from the Munich conference even though Russia had also been involved in the war. The USA forced...

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