What political ideologies were in conflict during the Cold War?
There were several major differences in political ideologies during the Cold War, the United States was a capitalist country that believed heavily in democracy and the idea of freedom for their people while the Soviet Union was a communist country that opposed most of the ideologies of the U.S. They did not have most of the freedoms the citizens of the U.S. had such as buying property and they only had one political party they could vote for.
What economic systems were in conflict during the Cold War?
The economic systems that were in conflict were the capitalists of the United States who believed in the freedom and ability to buy and sell property and other goods and they wanted to stop the spread of communism through Europe. The Soviet Union believed in communism, their people could not buy and sell as they wished because they had to share their wealth with others and the government and they wanted to promote and expand their territory through Europe.
Why did the U.S.S.R ultimately dissolve?
Mikhail Gorbachev was the new leader of the U.S.S.R. and he was the peacemaker that was needed to bring about an end to the Soviet Union. His concern over the economic situation in Russia led to him wanting a better relationship with other countries around the world and he convinced President Ronald Reagan of his relaxation of his communist views and several countries withdrew from the U.S.S.R., without the rule of the Iron Fist the U.S.S.R. collapsed.
Is the U.S. in or entering into a new Cold War with Russia? Why or why not?
I think that the tensions between the U.S. and Russia could be considered as a new cold war although the situation is vastly different from the first Cold War. The warfare has some major differences with the countries relying on information and cyber warfare as much as conventional weapons. The alignment of world powers is different now as well with Russia having more allies and the United States having conflicts of more importance such as our conflicts with China.
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