Running Head: COLD WAR, CONFLICT AND CONSENSUS
Cold War, Conflict and Consensus
COLD WAR, CONFLICT AND CONSENSUS
1. How did the peace settlement between the "big three" lead to the future conflicts of
the cold war?
The peace settlement initiated by the big three to shape the post-War world criminalized
other states from having direct contributions to the Second World War. The big three reaffirmed
their commitment to fight Germany and Poland, and this opened a new front of conflict in
Europe leading to the development of Cold (McKay et al., 2010). The determination of the Big
Three to fight Germany also led to the development of alliances which made it possible for the
United States and the Soviet Union to divide the World based their economic ideologies of
capitalism and communism respectively.
2. What was the Truman Doctrine according to the book and how did it influence Cold
Truman Doctrine was also known as containment policy was adopted by the United
States to contain the areas that were occupied by the Communist governments. President Truman
advocates for the policy, and he employed social, economic, diplomatic and even military tactics
to stop the expansion of communism in the world. The United States engaged in anticommunist
crusade and tension developed between the communist sympathizers in the United States and
other parts of the world (McKay et al., 2010). Truman doctrine contributed to economic and
political stability in the western bloc. The stability in the western bloc intensified tension
between the two power blocs since each side was interested in fueling their economic ideology
through any possible means which escalated the Cold War in...
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