Brandon Bassett COLD WAR ESSAY 3/5/13
1945-1950, wartime alliances between the United States and the Soviet Union broke down and the start of the cold war was off. The next 40 years, relations between the two countries differentiated between confrontation and détente. Each tried to increase their worldwide influences and spread its competing economic and political systems. During this period of time, the competitors were at the brink of war. What weapons were used ...view middle of the document...
Giving these countries money will show that we are willing to help those in need of review; we will pick them up off the ground and push them in a better direction. (DOC.2)
Another weapon that was used was alliances. The united states made a treaty call the` North Atlantic Treaty` which was signed by the U.S, CANADA, and ten other nations of western Europe in 1948. This treaty says that if either country is attacked, that we will have their back in war. Today there is 28 states in the treaty. Before his presidency, Dwight D Eisenhower was supreme allied commander and got that title in January of 1951. (DOC.4)
The last weapon used to fight in the war was the arms race. The United States was the first country to create, test, and use the nuclear weapons to use on the Japanese to surrender at the end of WWII. The arms race was one of the most important parts of the cold war. Both of the superpowers created technology and used their nuclear power to build as many weapons as possible. The nuclear buildup led to the balance of terror, this meant both sides had about the same deterrent to war. But others feared the use of these weapons. the start of this race was in 1966. (DOC.7)
October 27th,1962, J.F.K announced to the poeple