Who was to blame for the Cold War? - Different Viewpoints Mindmap

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  • Who was to blame for the Cold War? (Different viewpoints)
    • The Traditionalist
      • Most common view of Americans and British during the 50s and 60s
      • Believed the Cold War was a direct result of aggressive Soviet expansion
      • 'The Cold War was caused by the USSR's imperial appetite'
    • The Post Revisionists
      • Neither the USA or the USSR's fault
      • Mutual misunderstanding, reactivity and American inability to understand Stalin's needs to defend himself after the war
      • 'The Cold War was caused by the social climate and tension in Europe at the end of WW2, and increasing power struggles between east and west'
    • Post 1991
      • Believed it was a clash of idealogies
        • Capitalism vs Communism

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