The Cold War
The Cold War:
It was conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union in which neither nation directly confronted each other on the battlefield, it involved global affairs and US foreign policies, the end goal was to be the best or number one world power. It was an era of distrust between the US and USSR. Both had nuclear threats, and there was an ideological difference. The ideologogy that differed was that the US had democratic & capitalism views and the views for the USSR was communism& totalitarianism government. The cold war was from July 1945 - December 1991 or the breakup of the Soviet Union.
The main combantants
The main combatants were the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. The less major combatants were the western european nations such as Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Portugal with the nato alliance. Others that where involved with the United Nations (50 nations represented),eastern countries for the USSR. Taiwan was involved, and the countries involved with the NATO pact was involved.
There where 4 permanent countries (also known as the four policemen) the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and China.
was an emerged leader in the USSR after the death of Stalin. He supported the change in her form and he criticized Stalin's methods behind his back. He also became the premiere of the USSR in 1958-1964. This affects the cold war because he was serving as the premier during the time of the cold war. Khrushchev instigated the Cuban Missile Crisis by placing nuclear weapons close (90 miles) to the United States base in Florida. He initiated the process of "De-Stalinization" which made the Soviet society less repressive.
The Marshall Plan- was created by the secretary of state, (Marshall) offered aid to help Europe recover; The industry revived and Western Europe became a bonanza for U.S. trade and consumer goods , the "communist threat" ended.