The first red scare began following the bolshevik russian revolution of 1917 and the intensely patriotic years of world war i as anarchist and left-wing social agitation aggravated national, social, and political tensions. Post-world war 1 tensions after world war 1, there were many problems and unresolved issues that caused a lot of tension the economy was at risk because many nations owed each other a lot of money. The shift in criminal justice practices, policies, and laws in the postwar era that resulted in high incarceration rates was distinctive it was a departure in some important ways from the historical experience of the united states prior to world war ii. By 1948, a new form of international tension had emerged--cold war--between the united states and its allies and the soviet union and its allies in the next 20 years, the cold war spawned many tensions between the two superpowers abroad and fears of communist subversion gripped domestic politics at home.
In 1945, one major war ended and another began the cold war lasted about 45 years there were no direct military campaigns between the two main antagonists, the united states and the soviet union. Historical background office of the historian bureau of public affairs the united states, the soviet union, and the end of world war ii wartime relations between the united states and the soviet union can be considered one of the highpoints in the longstanding interaction between these two great powers. The general, commander of the 75th army corps, was sentenced to death by an united states military commission in rome for having ordered the shooting of 15 unarmed american prisoners of war, in la.
While the cold war played out step-by-step between the united states and the soviet union, it was simultaneously playing out in the everyday lives of the masses within their borders paranoia, nevertheless, was not an effect that followed immediately after the close of the war. Unit theme: cold war tensions between the united states and communist countries resulted in conflict that influenced domestic and foreign policy for several decades. The cold war was caused by the social climate and tension in europe at the end of world war ii and by the increasing power struggles between the soviet union economic separation between the soviets and the west also heightened tensions, along with the threat of nuclear war. Why did communism cause tension between the united states and the soviet union after world war ii communism is the belief that the government should control everything in a country the soviet union was a communist country that wanted to expand communism in the world.
When the united states entered into a war with mexico over texas and its western territories, the issue of extending slavery in the west resurfaced in congress [explain] representative david wilmot of pennsylvania first introduced a potential solution to the problem in 1846. In this lesson, we will explore the consequences of world war i we will learn about the political, economic, and social impact the war had on the united states and europe. Cold war, the open yet restricted rivalry that developed after world war ii between the united states and the soviet union and their respective allies the cold war was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons the term was first used by the.
The anti-war demonstrations against the war seemed to cause a rift between generations in some, there was a definite loss in patriotic feeling for the united states. The mujahideen groups were backed primarily by the united states, saudi arabia, and pakistan, making it a cold war proxy war between 562,000  and 2,000,000 civilians were killed and millions of afghans fled the country as refugees,     mostly to pakistan and iran. What caused tension between the us and the ussr the cold war was a war between the communist countries lead by the soviet union and the democratic countries led by the united states the soviet union was trying to spread communism while the us was trying to stop them.
Sectional tensions enshrined in the constitution erupted into a bruta l war that cost over 600,000 lives and cleaved a nation in two slavery was a root cause of the conflict, and while the. There was rampant racial tension during world war ii in america, as exemplified by a number of incidents between the whites and people of the minority groups, including african americans and.
Although world war ii brought the two countries into alliance, based on the common aim of defeating nazi germany, the soviet union's aggressive, antidemocratic policy toward eastern europe had created tensions even before the war ended. Prior to world war i the world's largest, richest and most dominant imperial power was great britain the british empire famously occupied one-quarter of the globe (the sun never sets on britain was a famous slogan of the mid 19th century. United states history and geography: post- reconstruction to the present course description: students will examine the causes and consequences of the industrial revolution and america's growing role in world diplomatic relations, including the spanish. Milestones in the history of us foreign relations has been retired and is no longer maintained for more information, please see the full notice in the first two decades of the twentieth century, the relationship between the united states and japan was marked by increasing tension and.