Causes of the Cold War

23 Feb

What impact do you think the Containment Doctrine, the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan had in the late 1940’s?

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64 Responses to “Causes of the Cold War”

  1. Michael Norris-Saucedo March 9, 2012 at 7:15 PM #

    I think that these things all served as an irritant against the soviets, causing them to be more angry

    • Kyle March 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM #

      True but it also helped out in easten europe.

      • Shamairy March 14, 2012 at 3:13 AM #

        yes it did. It helped their chemical, engineering, and steel industries.

    • Mahamed Muhumed March 11, 2012 at 6:16 AM #

      i agree with that but i think soviets didnt want the help because they didnt want to show any lack of finacial weakeness

      • Jenniffer Burch March 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM #

        But everyone got help I think they were just angery.

      • Michael Norris-Saucedo March 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM #

        I think that it was less a show of power, like not wanting to show weakness, and more like a pride situation.

    • samantha hansen March 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM #

      I say that If the outher states want us to help then we should but if they wish for us to not get in their business then why should we be getting into everyones face when were not supposed to unless there is any threat toward the United States ( The Truman Doctrine)

    • Shamairy March 14, 2012 at 3:12 AM #

      maybe, but I think that they also helped out a lot. For example: The Marshall plan, which was successful, contributed to the growth of the renewal of many industries of western europe.. . now that I think about it, it wasnt much benifit to us, right?

    • christian March 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM #

      I agree with Michael

    • Taren November 7, 2012 at 4:52 PM #

      Taren Williams_ some reasons of the Cold War could be Russia’s expansion west into Eastern Europe + broken election promises
      – Russia’s fear of American attack
      -Russia’s need for a secure western border

  2. Kyle March 9, 2012 at 7:15 PM #

    It made our relationship with western europe stronger and made eastern europe pissed at us

    • Jenniffer Burch March 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM #

      I think that was a big cause of the cold war is they thought America was playing favorites.

      • samantha hansen March 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM #

        that I can agree with because us helping one but not the other will surely gain some attention from the other states and its not a good idea for everyone to get the wrong idea about something.

      • Umed March 15, 2012 at 3:31 AM #

        exactly! but, i’d say that America did such actions to improve itself, but that too.

    • Ryan W. March 13, 2012 at 5:06 PM #

      I don’t view it as that think of someone spotting you a dollar because your a dollar short it’s a friendly guesture.

      • Britanny Segura March 13, 2012 at 10:16 PM #

        Ryan, although that gesture might be friendly, it might not be what the other wants. I believe that when one country needs help and specifically asks for help, then America has every right to help. However, countries want their own indepandancy, and with America always trying to help, they don’t get that victory. It’s like if a child falls down, they’ll either want help or they will stand up themselves with their own dignity knowing that they did it themselves. America doesn’t always have to get involved with every single thing, especially when it’s not appreciated. I guess it just depends on the situation.

  3. Mahamed Muhumed March 11, 2012 at 6:14 AM #

    i think it had a great impact because we didnt want history repeating it self of how germany never paid for the rebuilding of damages it made.

    • Mukhtar March 14, 2012 at 3:01 AM #

      History repreating its self is not good, thats why these were passed

      • Kaleb M March 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM #

        I agree with that, because the World did not want to see another World War.

  4. Jordana March 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM #

    The world was getting over the war, so countries were recovering. The economy was helped in the long run because of America paying for reparations. Recovery might have been slowed down if it weren’t for America looking out for its best interest.

    • Evelyn H. March 13, 2012 at 2:03 PM #

      I agree with Jordana. Countries were just trying to recover from all the mess that was made after the war. The Marshall Plan helped have a growth in the economy afterwards with the help of America doctrines.

      • Anonymous March 13, 2012 at 7:42 PM #

        I agree, this is I stated in my post/ There was so much choas going on something had to be done. (Marguerite Jefferson)

    • Janet Dominguez March 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM #

      I agree, These Doctrines and plan were used for recovering the economy.

    • Berenice Gonzalez March 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM #

      I agree with you because I think that America by looking out for its best interests they create more problems

    • Jackie R. March 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM #

      Agreed. America was helping them recover by. Offering money to them so they can really gain their stability and it continues now-a-days since we’re always helping when a country is in need. It was basically showing that we can be generous and lend a hand to those in need

  5. toniesha lighthall March 12, 2012 at 3:08 PM #

    I think that after the hidden atomic bomb dropping there was nothing that the U.S. could do to have the soviets become allies with them again anymore. Also, I think that the marshall plan benifited the U.S. and still does because they only get involved when their intrests are threatened there for the u.s. wont be involved with other countries that has nothing to do with them.

  6. toniesha lighthall March 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM #

    I agree with Mahamed Muhumed’s first comment. The soviets did not wanna show any financial weakness, because they would have been seen as weak as a whole country and might have been attacked by other countries that were more stable.

  7. Jenniffer Burch March 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM #

    The Truman Doctrine affected to 1940s by America claiming they will get involved if they feel they a threatened including counties they associate with. This could have upset the Soviet by showing them the power of America. The Marshall Plan helped alot of Europe rebuild after the war with a loan provided to them by America. The only ones who denied were the Soviets, which showed the Soviet’s anger toward America. The Containment Doctrine caused everyone to search for the “Reds”communist” due to the fear they would take over. But it just lead everyone into a great hassle of a crazy witch hunt.

    • Britanny Segura March 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM #

      I agree with that last part. The Containment Doctrine was pointless. There was no need for it. Also, everybody had a right to their own beliefs, and America took that away when they ruined the lives of citizens for being communists.

  8. Ryan Whalen March 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM #

    With the Truman doctrine i believe it it helped this country become a capatialist country that it is today and in 1940’s helped the formation of the middle class people. it alows the U.S. to get involved right away if our intrests are at risk. Most of the time that our intrests areat risk is money. The marshall plan was brillant in my opionon it kept the heat off Germany’s back a bit and also helped us form friendships with other counties we have not and form stronger friendships that we had before. we were like the middle man of friendships in the world due to the Marshall plan at the time. the containment doctrine kept everyone paranoid about communism. at the time it was an modern witch hunt pointless.

  9. Evelyn H. March 13, 2012 at 1:57 PM #

    The Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and Containment Doctrine were created for good intentions. The Truman Doctrine was to keep America put of the war, only if it effects America in anyway. The plan was to make the economy better and it did. The Marshall Plan was intended to help other countries with money and America gave loans. After the Marshall Plan was helpful for countries and it impacted the world raising the economy. The Containment Doctrine was more of control over other governments. The Containment Doctrine was made because there was a fear toward Communism and this Doctrine impacted countries from becoming a communist government.

    • Panayiotis themi Papadimitropoulos March 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM #

      the Truman doctrine was to keep America out of war unless an enemy attacked us then if we were then America will go to war. This is a good statement because if we did not fight back then America would show a sign of weakness towards the enemy which will lead to other countries attacking America. The containment was a fear of communism Ameica and many other countries did not want a communist government. This doctrine prevent that from happening and I believe it was a good move to make. The marshal plan was to help Europe after WW2. I believe it was a good idea but America should be limited on what they give to Europe. They should only give them the things they really need.

      • Diana O: March 14, 2012 at 2:39 AM #

        I agree they were intended for good although the containment doctrine ened up doing bad. Mainly because it violated peoples rights and made them live in fear.

    • Panayiotis themi Papadimitropoulos March 13, 2012 at 10:36 PM #

      I agree with Evelyn H. for these doctrines stabilized most of the world and it probably prevented another war as well and I believe without these doctrines and plans the world would have been in war once again.

  10. Janet Dominguez March 13, 2012 at 2:09 PM #

    The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan, and the Containment Doctrine impacted the 1940s by creating this hystaria of Communism and the economic and political stability was not well balanced and leading of the Cold war.

    • Bria Cammorto March 14, 2012 at 2:42 AM #

      True, communism was looked down upon during this time & I believe it still is.

      • Shamairy March 14, 2012 at 3:22 AM #

        agreed

  11. Berenice Gonzalez March 13, 2012 at 2:19 PM #

    The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan and The Containment Doctrine all had an impact in the late 1940’s. The Truman Doctrine stated that if America’s interests got impacted then they would get involve to protect their interests. The Marshall Plan Wanted to obtain internal financial stability and it did by getting $17 billion. The Containment Doctrine said that if the leadership was not strong then the U.S. would get involve because of the fear of communism. They all had an impact that created change.

  12. Anonymous March 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM #

    The Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and the Containment Doctrine were created to improve how things were. These things created stability, especially financially after the chaos of the war.

    • Anonymous March 13, 2012 at 7:39 PM #

      This is Margueite Jefferson I dont know why it says Anoonymous

    • Adam Creason March 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM #

      I agree because Europe had just recovered and gotten back on it’s feet after the destruction of WWI and now they just had an even bigger more devastating war and the doctrines helped them recover faster.

    • Joshua Wright March 4, 2014 at 7:52 PM #

      I don’t think that they created stability. I actually think they created tension.

  13. Britanny Segura March 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM #

    The Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and Containment Doctrine all had good intentions in order to stabalize America as well as make peace with the rest of the world (to some sort of extent). The Truman Doctrine created the concept of getting more involved with the western hemisphere rather than waiting for something to occur. Instead of waiting for an event, America will now get involved as long as it involves our interests. The Marshall Plan had helped prevent depression from occuring not only in America, but the rest of the world as well after WW2. This plan ensured that everyone was equally stabalized in order to be able to increase production. Although the Containment Doctrine might have had good intentions, it caused America to fear people in their own country. The Containment Doctrine intended to prevent communism from taking over America, but it also caused chaos throughout America with its accusations and led people to live in fear of not only communists, but of being accused of being one.

  14. Jackie R. March 13, 2012 at 10:50 PM #

    Since WWII had just ended and everyone was still recovering, the containment doctrine, Truman doctrine and the Marshall plan were made to help recover and make our relationship more stable with the western hemisphere.

    • Jalyn Thomas March 14, 2012 at 1:12 AM #

      I agree because the containment doctrine and Truman were the first steps to recovery for us which was very important.

    • Pal W. March 14, 2012 at 2:01 AM #

      The US is in the western hemisphere, it didn’t just give stability but would be like a little boost. Even though the money borrowed would have to be paid back.

  15. Jalyn Thomas March 14, 2012 at 1:14 AM #

    The impact that I think the containm

    • Jalyn Thomas March 14, 2012 at 1:20 AM #

      The impact that the containment doctrine and the Truman doctrine, Marshall plan had helped the people recover and gave stability.

  16. Pal W. March 14, 2012 at 1:56 AM #

    I think that the doctrine helped the economy of the US. Not only the US but, the whole world. This doctrine was a good move for the US. Without it i think we would see poverty. It also gave a little boost to the money power of the other countries.

  17. Diana O: March 14, 2012 at 2:30 AM #

    The doctrines of the 1940’s gave the US government more power than they needed. I believe they did not use it wisely and only abused peoples rights. Especially with the Containment doctrine.

  18. Bria Cammorto March 14, 2012 at 2:40 AM #

    All of these things contributed to the Cold War in a negative way, because it just irritated everyone in the end making matters worse.

    • Abby G March 14, 2012 at 2:56 AM #

      I agree. The u.s should have left some issues alone such as communism. If the people in the countries wanted it, the u.s should have stayed out.

      • Jordana March 14, 2012 at 3:19 AM #

        I agree with that…the United States made it their business to try to control the way other countries were run, which wasn’t fair because the US didn’t have the right to try to change that.

      • Jeff DeCoster March 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM #

        I agree with that because, the U.S. interfered with communism, and now they are a part of it.

  19. Abby G March 14, 2012 at 2:54 AM #

    I think the impact was that the u.s no longer isolated itself from foreign issues. It kind of connected the u.s with the world.

  20. Shamairy March 14, 2012 at 3:21 AM #

    I think that the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan and the Containment Doctrine were all for good purposes. Each was created benifiting the US in some way or another. The Truman Doctrine extended the western hemisphere policy and the US simply would attack if they felt threatend. The Marshall Plan made the soviets fall furthur back, but got help. The Containment Doctrine said that if there was no powerful leader, then communism would take over. In this case, I guess it was very well to those who had nothing, but for those who did not, it was no great idea.

  21. Adam Creason March 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM #

    I think the doctrines caused American influence to grow because we became more involved with the world.

    • Adam Creason March 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM #

      the time is wrong for some reason it is 7:20am

  22. christian March 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM #

    These things impact the soviets directly and made them more of an enemy of the US, like we were scared of what they may do.

  23. Jeff DeCoster March 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM #

    The impact was that all of these forms, helped our government recover.

  24. Kaleb M March 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM #

    It helped reform the U.S. government, and all the westernized countries. It made them the U.S. butt into everyone’s business.

  25. Umed March 15, 2012 at 3:27 AM #

    I will honestly say that Russians don’t really like the way Americans act (not in my case). And this kind of bond made Russians refuse for America’s help which led for the further war which is the Cold War. I think this whole think was not about Communism or anything else. It was just the way the acted both Russia and America.

  26. Brandy Baptiste February 20, 2014 at 9:38 PM #

    The causes of the Cold War were deep-rooted ideological, economic and political differences between the United States and the Soviet Union before WWII.

  27. Joshua Wright March 4, 2014 at 7:49 PM #

    They did not have much of an impact in the late 1940’s. The fear of communism really caused these actions, but they were unnecessary.

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