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Who Was To Blame For The Cold War?
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The blame for the Cold War cannot be placed on one person -- it
developed as a series of chain reactions as a struggle for supremacy. It
can be argued that the Cold War was inevitable, and therefore no one's
fault, due to the differences in the capitalist and communist ideologies.
It was only th ....
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....to create a buffer zone of
Communist states around him to protect Soviet Russia from the capitalist
West. In this sense, his moves were not aggressive at all -- they were
truly defensive moves to protect the Soviet system. His suspicions of
Western hostility were not unfounded: the British and U.S. intervention in
the Russian Civil War (1918-1920) were still fresh in Stalin's memory when
he took power. Furthermore, Stalin was bitter because he was not informed
of U.S. nuclear capabilities unt....
|Number of words: 1591
||Approximate pages: 6
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