The following are the causes of the Cold War:
- In a plot to awaken the Soviet Army, Stalin felt that Britain and America were delaying D-Day, causing more losses to the Soviets. More Soviets lost their lives than Americans in the war almost sixty times.
- Germany is allowed to join NATO by the allies, and the USSR aimed to expand into Eastern Europe and promote communism worldwide.
- The fear of America’s nuclear weapon by the Soviets and America refusing to share the atomic secrets with them.
The Cold War was not inevitable since the issues were well known. The Cold War escalated because there was a lack of understanding, willingness, and cooperation from the Americans and the Soviets to discuss and sort out the territorial disputes despite having a common enemy, Germany.
Democracy’s form of the system proved to be more successful because the countries employing democracy are wealthier and healthier than the non-democratic ones. People in non-democratic countries are also agitating for democracy.