Nevertheless, there was very little use of weapons on battlefields during the Cold War. This conflict after took on new battlefields, new weapons, new players, and a greater intensity, but it was still fundamentally a conflict against Soviet imperialism real and imagined.
To be sure, they were joined together by enduring ideological hostility, but in the post-World War I years Bolshevism was not a geopolitical menace.
There - in the camp of capitalism - national enmity and inequality, colonial slavery, and chauvinism, national oppression and pogroms, imperialist brutalities and wars. However, what was intended to be a brief military action spiraled into a year conflict.
Bullitt arrived in Moscow with high hopes for Soviet—American relations, but his view of the Soviet leadership soured on closer inspection.
This hostility between the two superpowers was first given its name by George Orwell in an article published in To that end, he encouraged the United Nations to recognize the communist Chinese government and, after a trip there inbegan to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing.
In the United States, space was seen as the next frontier, a logical extension of the grand American tradition of exploration, and it was crucial not to lose too much ground to the Soviets.
However, those commentators and historians that see the origins of the Cold War being initiated by the ideological struggle between Capitalism and Communism identify the starting point of the conflict as with the Bolshevik Revolution.
Post Think About It The four statements following typify the four different interpretations of the causes of the Cold War - the 'Traditional', 'Revisionist', 'Post-revisionist' and 'Post ideological ' interpretations.
And so they figured, let's not confront Hitler head on because we're not up for that right now. Can you work out which is which [Answers] : Quote 1 Who said that capitalism is meek and mild? And he's the Soviet premier. For 'radicals', the Cold War was not really a conflict of values, ideas or interests, but a military conflict coloured with the patina of ideological rhetoric that was used by both sides to establish and further the domination of their own spheres of influence.