HIS 3C De Anza College the Cold War & Tracing the History of Genocide Discussion


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I’m studying and need help with a History question to help me learn.

I need 2 papers each for two pages.

The first topic is:

The Cold War is often described as the decades-long struggle between the United States and Soviet Union that managed to avoid breaking out into open armed conflict. While partially true, some have argued that in fact many of the fiercest battles between these two powers were carried out through proxy wars in the Third World. Use three examples from the post-war period to either support or reject this assertion.

The second topic is:

Trace the history of genocide (as we've covered it) from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present. Some might argue that since the British Empire, the world has been growing into a smaller, more tightly connected community of nations. Do you agree or disagree with this idea? What evidence do you have for you position? Construct an argument that lays out your point of view.

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Cold War
In history, the U.S and the Soviet Union have long been recognized as the two countries
that have majorly participated in the Cold War, described as a period during which both nations
experienced geopolitical tension. It began after World War II. Cold War was an excellent way of
expressing differences between these nations without getting into open armed fights against each
other as exhibited in the post wars in various regions in the world. It was indicated in wars in
countries such as African and Asian Third World countries like Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia, South
Africa, Namibia and Vietnam. The engagement in Cold War between these nations is tied to
reasons such as fear of each other’s capability to take over the whole world, differences in
ideologies, distrust, and the need to prove superiority over the other (post-war goals).
The United State’s confidence in supporting the Soviet Union that took superpower in
1917 faded when they realized they had an ideological difference with the Soviet Union. Tied in
the concept of Marxism, according to Glazunova (2018), the Soviet Union believed in supported
and practiced communism, which implies that the government owns everything and divide
among entire people that would all work to get it. They also believed in totalitarianism, which
means that rulers had all the power. The United States was for capitalism; that is, a philosophy
that all people can own resources (businesses and land) and strive for their success (Glazunova,
2018). They also believed in democracy and that the say was with the people. They could
express their power through their democratic rights to vote and elect their leaders. For example,
this ideological difference was demonstrated in the Cold War that was revealed in the
participation of wars in Congo after Belgium had left the colony. When Belgium left, the country
was in confusion, which led to South Kasai and Katanga regions to declare independence. When
civil war broke, Patrice Lumumba, the then Prime Minister, wanted Congo to be united and



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