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What were the major forces in the Cold War?

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2006-07-16 17:51:07

The major force of the Cold War was the conflict between the

ideals of the western democracies and the ideals of the communist

nations, most notably, the Soviet Union. The American commitment to

democratic government, the belief in liberty for the individual,

and a capitalist economy were incompatible with the ideals of the

Bolsheviks and the creation of dictatorial, repressive, and

ruthless state power, as exampled by Stalin in the USSR. While the

United States did favor economic influence via trade relations with

other nations, the Soviet bloc of nations favored actual take-over

of other areas by military force or the theat of military force, to

make other nations come under the influence and control of the

Soviet/communist way of thinking. MrV

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