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Spring 4-23-2019


The origins of the Cold War stemmed from the position of competition the United States and the Soviet Union were forced into after World War II ended which created the void of communication between the two superpowers. Without the excuse of alliance that World War II provided the two countries moved into a period of a more pronounced ideological conflict. The reason for this was because ideologically they were at direct odds with one another. The difference in ideology and politics of both countries forced further separation and unwillingness to work together to resolve any issues. This difference in ideology imposed itself through the effort of both countries attempting to gain more control than the other over weak European countries. Overall, miscommunication played a role in all of these separate ideas in that they were all rooted in the misunderstandings between the United S.tates and Soviet Union.

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