5, Dec 2020
Describe the origins of this ideological conflict between the United States and Soviet Union

The Cold War dominated the latter half of the Twentieth Century, from 1945 to 1991. In a
complete essay, describe the origins of this ideological conflict between the United States and
Soviet Union while addressing The People’s Republic of China, Fidel Castro’s Cuba, and
other nations who followed the course of Marxism. You should consider at least 3 important
Communist leaders, not limited to the U.S.S.R. Also, you should examine at least 3 Presidents
from Franklin Roosevelt to George H.W. Bush. Did their actions help to resolve or prolong the
Cold War? How did Cold War fears and prejudices manifest itself among the American people?
Why didn’t the Cold War actually become a declared conflict? When did we come closest to a
nuclear war? Finally, who or what do you think contributed to the decline of Communism as an
economic force?