Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War, dies aged 92 -agencies

Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War, dies aged 92 -agencies

Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War, dies aged 92 -agencies

In the second half of the 20th century, the Cold War came to affect many parts of American life. Because the Soviet Union and the United States had different ideas, they didn’t get along. Because they were the two most powerful countries after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought all over the world. The Cold War was different from other wars because it involved both military operations and campaigns to spread false information. The Korean and Vietnam Wars were important examples of how the United States used its military to stop the spread of communism. But these fights did not have the same long-term effects on American domestic and foreign policy as the cultural, political, and economic conflicts of the Cold War.

Most Americans’ daily lives were affected by cultural tensions between the superpowers more than anything else during the Cold War. National security services told Hollywood to make anti-communist movies as a form of propaganda. They also told scriptwriters to take out all references to bad things in American history . As a result, a lot of movies were made that made people worried about communists in America while also making them feel patriotic. 

At the beginning of the 1950s, states set up fair employment commissions, anti-discrimination laws were passed, and more black people signed up to vote. Brown v. Board of Education, a Supreme Court case from 1954, made it possible for all public schools to stop being separate. Also, it got rid of the “separate but equal doctrine,” which was created by the Plessy v. Fergusson case in 1896 and let most institutional discrimination in the South continue (Foner . President Johnson not only hated unfairness, but he also knew how bad it would be for the United States to be seen as hypocritical. In response, he worked to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed. This law made it illegal to treat people differently in many public and private places.

Even though it would be wrong to say that the Cold War started the civil rights movement, it did help people realise that some parts of American culture were not in line with the values we were supposed to follow and that changes were needed. Political battles between the Soviet Union and the United States happened all over the world, but the Cold War’s cultural effects were mostly local.

At the end of World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union had very different ideas about how government should work. After European states gave up control of lands they had been occupying and Axis forces left, there was a”vacuum of power” in Europe and the rest of the world (Fry). Both the Americans and the Soviets tried to get their way with the new governments in these countries. Even though there is a lot of tension between the two sides, there hasn’t been a major war in Europe since World War II. This is because both sides share a fear of war.


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