The Soviet And The Cold War Essay

1077 Words Aug 10th, 2014 5 Pages
After World War Two, the United States and Soviet Union emerged as the two Superpowers because they were the most powerful countries in the world at that time. The Cold War was a conflict between these Superpowers in political, conceptual, and economic values. Competition between the two Superpowers had a large impact on many European countries. The Superpowers greatly affected many European countries including Germany, Czechoslovakia, and France through their conflict with one another. Germany became a main center of Conflict between the Soviet and the United States during the Cold War. The political changes within Germany began with the Truman Doctrine in 1947. East Germany was under Soviet control meanwhile Communism was threatening West Germany. This allowed the United States to aid West Germany against Communism and make the Federal Republic of Germany. Another significant event in 1947 was the creation of the Marshall Plan. This plan helped to restore West Germany and rebuilt the country as one of America’s new Allies in the fight against the Soviet; by using this plan, the United States bettered the economic state of Western Germany. On the other hand, East Germany was not rebuilt due to Soviets refusal of help from the United States. The unification of the British, French, and American zones in Western Germany threated the Soviets. Soviets responded with the Berlin Blockade because the Western powers were interrupting Stalin’s plan of having all of Germany under…

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