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The Cold War was a dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union As a result of this war nuclear tension and the brink of war almost erupted between the two super powers Two different ideologies were in conflict the ideal of democracy and capitalism for the United States However the Soviet Union advocated that the world should be communist Since the two ideologies were much different one was afraid of the other dominating the world The United States was founded on freedom and equality after they successfully rebelled against the imperial power of Britain Its principles were the protection of the individuals life liberty and pursuit of happiness On the other hand the Soviet Union was founded under revolution and by a dictator Joseph Stalin in 1917 The Soviet Unions principles of communism consisted of the economy and a single often authoritarian party holds power claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people The differing positions held by these two super powers have led to a major rise of political tensions and caused the United States to be proactive in order to keep the spread of communism controlledThe United States goals during the Cold War were to prevent the spread of communism throughout the world and help countries after World War II to get back onto their feet Since a lot of countries were crippled after the war in 1945 the economies of most countries were in dire need of assistance The Truman Doctrine was the United States way to intervene on a global basis to prevent communism from spreading by providing financial and military aid to Greece and Turkey In the Truman Doctrine Truman stated that by providing assistance to countries that supported democracy and capitalism would benefit the United States and control the spread of communism Greeces and Turkeys
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