The United States became the leader of the free-market capitalist world.America and its allies struggled to keep the communist, totalitarian Soviet Union from expanding into Europe, Asia, and Africa.
with the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union each administering one. Once the Nazi leaders were arrested and war crimes trials began, a date would be agreed upon for the election of a new German government and the withdrawal of Allied troops.
This process was executed in the zones held by the western Allies.
In the eastern Soviet occupation zone, a puppet communist regime was elected.
There was no promise of repatriation with the west.
Those in the softer camp felt that the Cold War was the responsibility of Harry Truman and his administration for abandoning the cooperative framework established by Roosevelt and for using the atomic bomb as a scare tactic in negotiations with the Soviet Union.
Upon close inspection, it is evident that these revisionist claims are based not on evidence of action or intent but on beliefs of motivation, both on the side of the United States and Russia.
For over half a century the question of guilt in the Cold War has been debated; whether it was the west, with their lofty ideals and unclear aims, or the east, with their vast post-war expansions and unquestionable tyranny.
This paper will point a literary finger at one side and defend that stance.
The Cold War Museum is a traveling display of Cold War items and information founded by U-2 spy-plane pilot Frances Gary Powers.
Be sure to check out the Cold War Quiz and the info on the "Spy Tour" of Washington, D. Report broken link The first act of the British Military Government that controlled Germany following WWII was to abolish the use of the official symbol of the Nazi party — the Swastika.