The Creation of the Cold War

Following the end of World War II, the Soviet Union was victorious but faced a whole new host of challenges and problems. They had transform their economy from a wartime economy to a peacetime economy, had to deal with the influx of returning veterans, and had to guard themselves from future threats from western Europe. […]

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“Tanya” and the Soviet war for survival

In Russia, World War II was known as the Great Patriotic War. Their war compared to the United States’ war or Britain’s war was vastly different. Rather than waging a war against evil or German domination, the Russian people waged a war for survival. On the Eastern front, the Soviet and Nazi armies fought on urban […]

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“Life’s Getting Better” Because of…Stalin?

The 1930s were a time of great growth and advancement in the Soviet Union. The goals of the First Five Year Plan had been achieved and the Soviet Union was finally industrialized and considered a world power. The pain, suffering, and hunger that was widespread in the late 1920s was starting to go away and […]

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