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It could be argued how realistic it is to claim that for some given reasons the Cold War could have been avoided what is sure is that if there are were any major events that if avoided would have evaded the creation of the cold war these are numerous Now I want you to reread this and ask yourself if its easily understood Some of the foremost events that could be taken into consideration are Churchills Iron Speech and Trumans 1947 address to congress However in a wider context ideological reasons were at the origin of the Cold War and thus a peaceful coexistence of different ideologies could have been the key to avoiding the Cold War With his Iron Curtain speech at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri on March 5 1946 Winston Churchill made it obvious to the whole world that there was an increasing tension between groups of nations with different ideologies and political systems The existing rivalry between the Eastern Bloc and its allies and the US and its allies was further developed with Churchills speech that declared the Cold War If one supposes that in an ideological world Churchill did not deliver the Iron Curtain speech in 1946 one could argue if the events that followed it would have been the same and if the Cold War itself would have existed or at least would have taken place However considering that rivalry between Capitalist and Communist states always existed it could be thought that Churchills speech was only the process needed to start the implementation of an officially declared rivalry which would have leaded to a war President Harry S Truman stressed in his address to congress in March 1947 that the United States of America would combat totalitarian regimes around the World so that all countries could be masters of their own faith Suspecting that some countries were threatened by possible communist insurrections in his March 12 1947
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