Contrasting Ideologies That Warmed Up the Cold War

The United States and the Soviet Union never could agree over ideologies. In the Russian Revolution of 1917, the communists took power. The United States and Britain were worried that the revolution, similar to the Russian Revolution of 1917, might happen in their countries. The United States did not acknowledge the Communist Government until 1933. As USSR and US had a common enemy called Hitler, the cold war was kept in the freezer temporarily. But after the War, the United States started to remember their differences.
The Karl Marx’s initiative called communism dictated the equal distribution of wealth, which led to a totalitarian government with all the power centralized. The capitalistic ideology America followed created poor and rich categories. The sharp contrast on the financial front between the two world powers escalated the difference. Capitalism allowed citizens to own land and businesses and compete for themselves. The democracy of US was not palatable to USSR. Economics, Ideology, and Morality were intermingled in the multi-faceted nature of the Cold War between the US and USSR. The Cold War spanning between 1947and 1991 has seen the worst consequences of the most extensive socialist experiments in history.
The nuclear arms race between the super powers and their allies has taught the small countries like North Korea about arms, weapon, and missiles. The disintegration of the USSR, thanks to west oriented Mikhail Gorbachev, was the last nail to Russia as a super power. And that was the end of the cold war. But during the recent presidential election in US and France, the old arms of Russia were seen. The official ideology of communism includes atheism, although some communists are not atheists.
Finally, organized religions throughout the world have established ethical and moral structures that have been an integral part of human life. Marx spurned religion as reactionary and communist governments, beginning with the establishment of the USSR.

Reference URL: https://secretsofcoldwarradar.omeka.net/exhibits/show/background-material–the-cold-/causes-of-the-cold-war/ideological-differences

http://www.fpri.org/article/2016/10/teaching-cold-war-economics-ideology-morality/

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