Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War US or Soviet Union?
The Truman Doctrine Speech delivered by Truman stated that the Soviet Union was the cause of the Cold War. Truman stated that the Soviet Union did not keep its promise with Britain and the United States in that it would allow free elections and eliminate suppression of personal freedoms.
Why was the US blamed for the Cold War?
The nature of the United States’ economy is also to blame for increased tensions between East and West following the Second World War. The continuation of a wartime economy after the Second World War was an aggressive policy and thus forced the USSR into an arms race, thus leading to the Cold War.
What impact did the Cold War have on American society at home?
The Cold War shaped American foreign policy and political ideology, impacted the domestic economy and the presidency, and affected the personal lives of Americans creating a climate of expected conformity and normalcy. By the end of the 1950’s, dissent slowly increased reaching a climax by the late 1960’s.
How did the Cold War end?
During 19, the Berlin Wall came down, borders opened, and free elections ousted Communist regimes everywhere in eastern Europe. In late 1991 the Soviet Union itself dissolved into its component republics. With stunning speed, the Iron Curtain was lifted and the Cold War came to an end.