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The War Of Nerves History Essay

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Published: 1st Jan 2015 in History

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The Cold War was a war that began after WWII between the United States and USSR. It was called the Cold War because this was a war of nerves. fought without using any type of artillery. This whole war was fought completely with words. [No, it was also fought in little countries] It was way to dangerous for both The USSR which was Russia [Russia was one segment of the USSR] to fight with the United States so they fought they basically pulled strings and fought using

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other countries. The United States helped [What about Korea?] South Vietnam as well as Afghanistan while Russia helped supply North Vietnam. That in a sense is how it evolved from the countries talking to war. These things coming forth lead to the Truman Doctrine being born. This doctrine clearly stated that the US would lend aid to all countries and free people who were willing to take a stand against the Soviet Union. Truman recognized that the growing of communism would be very to not just the US but other countries such as Greece who were already involved in civil wars would easily fall into communism with the promise of financial and military backing. Following the decree the US sent 400 million and the Union of NATO would then be formed. It then became known as a form of containment

because the US used it to stall the spread of communism. Not only did it stall the Communists it helped

the US expand their security as well as their influence. This tatic would prove to be very helpful and

slow down the expansion in Korea, China, and Vietnam. NATO is beginning to step in and take affect

as well. NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It provided military defenses and began to

allow some trade which the Soviet Union did not want. Many people believe it was the best defensive

plan for slowing down and eventually somewhat controlling communism. Countries aligned and the

Us sent troops to help over sea being clear to not try to envoke the the already angry soviet union.

Therefore NATO had a really big affect in the Cold War. Upon slowing down the Soviet Union the US

established the Marshall Plan. It helped rebuild the economic foundation for the countries in Europe.

Even though the US was involved in war with the USSR they offered them the same kind of help but

they chose to decline it seeing it as a slap in the face or rather a taunt. George Marshall put the plan

together and it was his idea to offer it to the USSR. It helped in the Industrial and Agricultural

production in the countries. To many people it was believed to be a very important part of the recovery

of those countries that needed it. The Marshall Plan also allowed some form of trade between the

countries. It still remains a key reason to ending the war. The US basically ran a close hand over the

Cold War. They over seen just about everything and pretty much won the war without having to take

up arms. They won the war using strategy and carefully placed plans and power of the dollar. We

became the most influential and powerful nation as far as political and militarily. We did it militarily

even though we did not have to fight at all. The US basically did not want the Soviet Union to become

window to foreign trade like they wanted to become. They basically controlled the war while the

Soviet Union tried to find ways around the US continuously running into road blocks such as the

Marshall Plan and the Truman doctrine. There were many events that took place in the Cold War. The

Berlin blockade was a major event. Stalin did this so that the people in West berlin could not receive

food, supplies and anything else they might need. This then brought about another major even the

airlift in which the US, Britain, France, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia air lifted good to west

Berlin. Another event was the cancellation of the radio in Europe. But the last of the major events was

the Berlin crisis. It kept the immigrants from coming in and getting out. Many people refereed to it as

a Brain Drain to the younger people and generation. This just brought on more drama such as with

the missles that almost brought in nuclear warfare. The Cold War lasted a very long time. From (1947-

to 1991). It all started fall apart in 1989. The soviet Union was beginning to lose its power. Many

believe the loss in power truly started when the Moscow Pact began to fall thorugh and major leaders

and authority figures began to abandon the Union. The final blow to the Soviet Union began when the

Berlin Wall came down that showed they had no more power and the people were taking back their

freedom and their life’s. In conclusion this whole war really could have been avoided if they would

have just stopped trying to control the people of Eastern Europe.

With Stalin in power in the USSR there was no way it could have been avoided.

Unless you are William Faulkner, this essay should have been divided into paragraph.

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