Sample History Paper on American Cold War

Occurrence and existence of the War was a consequence of geopolitical tension among the Soviet Union allies and those of the U.S, which comprised of the Western bloc and Eastern bloc, after Second World War. However, the direct battle amongst the American State and the Soviet Union did not occur. Still, the two superpowers directly provoked each other through the maneuvering of politics, a coalition of military and espionage towards other nations. Primarily, the War began after the North Korean people’s military was reinforced by the Union of Soviet, in the attack of the South, to the pro-western neighbor. After the Russian backing, the officials of America developed tension perceiving it as a step in taking over the world by the communist campaign. Making the Nazis of Germany surrender, while the coalitions between Great Britain and the United States, together with those of the Soviet Union, fell apart, accelerating the cold War.

The American culture was greatly affected by the Cold War and became a dominant influence on society. The Antagonists’ values escalated and represented democracy and capitalism to the U.S, while the Soviet Union represented authoritarianism and communism (Barden, J 2019). Therefore, since the two were the dominant world superpower after world war two, global conflict emerged due to disputes among them and differed from the majority of battles, since it engaged and comprised much of the propaganda war, which involved military intervention. Moreover, the War impacted the lives of civilians in America, where the agencies of national security encouraged Hollywood to produce anti-communist movies, which later raised the communism activities suspicion in America.

Racial discrimination against blacks led to racial inequality, as they were always considered and termed as second-class citizens with discrimination revolving around their lives and lifestyles. Primarily, political standing and popularity among the two superpowers left vacuums of power around the globe and Europe, mainly European decolonization and Axis forces withdrawal (Wipplinger, 2017). They both led to influence towards the newly forming governments, with America being the leading proponents of democratic representation and the Soviet Union as the leading proponents of authoritarian communism. Therefore, the Soviet Union forces occupied Eastern Europe where they could make and provide buffer zones from invasion. Since the American military was unwilling to remove the Soviets’ accumulation, Eastern Europe became controlled by the Soviet Union.


Barden, J. (2019). A Superpower Between Superpowers: How Post-Cold War South Korea Leveraged Pop Culture Into Soft Power (Doctoral dissertation).

Wipplinger, J. O. (2017). The Jazz Republic: Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany. University of Michigan Press.