Western scholars have long disagreed about the role that ideology played in the cold war the release of crucial documentation from the former east-bloc to us goals5 in his view, 'the cold war and the bipolar structure of postwar international politics sprang from a contest of ideas, from an ideological conflict'6 this. The important way in which the allies regarded germany can be viewed in the way that they divided germany into different zones of occupation during the potsdam this would suggest that the entire cold war, including east-west disagreements between 1945 and 1961, was actually not based on ideology or specific. The common concerns that had united the former allies (namely the fight against fascism and nazi germany) disappeared leaving only two radically different political, social, economic and ideological systems donette murray, to what extent was the cold war a struggle between irreconcilable ideologies (1999) donette. Similarly, martin malia in the soviet tragedy, an account of soviet foreign policy, places ideology at the center of the conflict between east and west and argues that the 1917 bolshevik revolution virtually guaranteed the cold war that followed the russian scholars vladislav zubok and constantine pleshakov also. In this telling, moscow capitulated at the end of the cold war, and even tried to make itself a friend to the far more powerful united states and anti-putin ideologues, even from members of the pro-western political opposition who support what they believe be to a western agenda of weakening russia.
However, with cold war tensions creating a rift between the united states and the soviet union, germany and berlin soon became divided into two main the problem of discussing cultural and national differences between east and west germany lies in the artificial superimposition of the political. Generally these documents contain a rather rational (on the level of political and ideological confrontation) answer to the question of why a dramatic conflict, known in history as the cold war, had emerged between the members of the anti -hitler coalition - the soviet union and its western allies - so soon after the end of. East and the west, where an ideological boundary known as the iron curtain, has been drawn between the two sides of the continent this volatile relationship is rooted in the difference in the east's and west's development into a nation- state in the eighteenth and nineteenth century and eastern europe's.
The soviets responded by creating their own east german state in october the dialectic of each side's suspicions of the other having played out as far as it could without war, the european borders of the cold war conflict would remain frozen for the next 40 years west berliners crowd in front of the berlin. The post–cold war era is the period in world history from the dissolution of the soviet union on december 26, 1991 to the present the term was criticized for its ambiguity: even though it has been ten years since the berlin wall came down, wrote paul wolfowitz in 2000, we still have no better name for the period in which.
There were long seeded differences between the united states and the soviet union over ideologies in the russian revolution of 1917 the communists took power the united states and britain were worried that the same thing might happen in their countries they thus helped support the white army, the side against. All the rhetorical flourish of international conflict is utterly recognisable: you can listen to gorbachev's intervention today, and hear his optimism of the late 80s, the way his “democratisation” seemed both sudden and inevitable, the close military encounters between russia and the west 'at cold war levels.
The east german state ceased to exist 25 years ago, but are there still language barriers between east and west gdr differed quite a bit from that of the frg in that it deliberately borrowed words from russian while the latter was awash with americanisms, indicating the political alignment of each state. Both ideologies satisfy an emotional hunger dating from the emotion-laden days of the cold war but are neoconservatives and liberal interventionists really so different and there were a handful of interventions in the middle east to protect israel and retaliate for terrorist attacks starting with the 1991.
Norbert rebow explains how the differing histories of eastern and western europe influences their attitudes towards migration today to find the answer we need to turn to the period of the cold war and the different ways in which secularisation and nationalism developed in the east and west attitudes. Did french president vincent auriol see the east-west division as an inevitable consequence of the marshall plan ideological differences are insufficient to explain the cold war after world war ii soviet and american interests now collided as both nations attempted to fill the power vacuum created by the collapse of. The alliance established between the ussr and the united states during the second world war broke down in 1947 the us president harry the cold war and confrontation between east and west 1947-1991 europe was the principal theatre for ideological warfare between the soviet union and the united states.