The Origins of the Cold War

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THE ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR As the Second World War came an end, a big question still hung over the future of Europe. It was to be a question that caused a massive polarisation between two super powers; two super-powers that at any moment through the last fifty years of the twentieth century could have terminated our world as we know it today. But the question must be asked now; What events after the …

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…the USSR was always going to make it hard for them to found grounds on which they could agree, and although the conferences at Teheran, and Yalta seemed to be peaceful, neither side completely trusted the other side, a feeling that became expressed at the conference at Potsdam. It was from that point onwards that the hatred between the capitalist USA, and the communist USSR was spawned into what became known as the Cold War.