Cold War Ideology and Policies

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The American Experience Since 1945September 13, 2009Before the Second World War, the Western democracies such as the United States, France, and Britain distrusted the government of Russia. However, after the forces in Germany and the Axis powers became aggressive, the forces in the west became allied with the Russians to form an alliance to counteract the strength of the military forces, which was gathering in Germany. After the Second World War, the government in Russia had the desire to prevent any military devastation, which was possible by pledging an ideology or a philosophy of the strength of the military, and the foreign influences over the countries neighboring Russia. The United States led the alliance in the west and chose to not ally with Russia; however, the United States decided to for an alliance with other democratic nations, which possessed economies that were strong (Davidson, 2006).

The choice of the allies that was made by the United States was a key action in the prevention of experiencing a repeat of the actions that began the Second World War, which was radicalism.

The Cold War had a basis, which was the differences in ideologies that were present between the Untied States and the allies of the United States, and Russia and the comrades of Russia. Difference in ideologies are what formed the basis for the start of the Cold War, and the allies of the Second World War were separated into two forces, the West versus Communism. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, the relations that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union rapidly deteriorated (Davidson, 2006).

During this time, President Roosevelt had the belief that the territories that were occupied by the Soviet Union would have the opportunity to determine the fate of their own...