Ideology and the Cold War

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US Political system
Democracy, individual rights are protected, the people choose the government
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USSR Political system
Single Party Government, Limited rights, political freedom is restricted
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US Economic system
Capitalism, government plays a small role
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USSR Economic system
State Socialism, Planned economy, goods produced according to government plan
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US world view
Peace and prosperity are created through free trade
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USSR world view
Equality achieved through world revolution, replacing capitalism with communism
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Russian Civil War
1918-1920, US troops intervened in an attempt to overthrow the communist government
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League of Nations
USSR wasnt allowed to join after WW1
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Red Scare
1919, US government hunting left wing radicals
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Soviet Foreign Policy 1917-1941
Based on the assumption that Western capitalist powers were hostile to communism
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Soviet Propaganda 1917-1941
Massively anti-capitalist
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Marxism-Leninism
The official ideology of the Soviet Union
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Ideological confrontation
Was an inevitable conflict, opposite ideologies, may have caused the Cold War. (assumes leaders are only guided by ideology and not act practically)
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