The origins of the Cold War were, some say, a battle of ideological governments (communism vs capitalism).However, I believe the origins of the Cold war are set between two superpowers, both struggling for control of the world.
During WW2, the U.S.A. and Russia were teamed together to fight against Facisim and Nazism. Once the enemy had been defeated, all that was left was two Superpowers. Of course, being human and sinners, they could not work together as one but instead, they turned against each other. The fact that Russian was communist was coincidental. In 1835 (13 years before communism was introduced) Alexis de Tocqueville wrote " There are at the present time two great nations in the world, which started from different points, but seem to tend towards the same end. I allude to the Russians and Americans….Their starting point is different, and their courses are not the same, yet each of them seems marked out by the will of heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe."
If we today look at the modern country of America, we will see a world superpower, mainly concerned about its self.Before the Cold War the U.S.A. used communism to its own advantage. They told the non-communist world how bad the communists were in a bid to sway the rest of the world against communism.Both of the countries were trying to take over the world. LaFeber says," The two powers did not initially come into conflict because one was communist and the other capitalist.Rather, theyfirst confronted one another on the plains of Asia in the late nineteenth century. That meeting climaxed a century in which American had expanded westward over half the globe and Russia had moved eastward across Asia."Therefore, the Americans were not fighting against communism, but fighting against a fellow superpower.
After Russian became communist in 1917, they did not change one bit in its worldview. Even though the country was no