Whywas the United States Unable to avoid entering a Cold War with theSoviet Union?

Afterthe end of the Second World War, communist ideologies were spreadingat a very alarming rate. United States and Soviet Union emerged theSuper powers after the war and their ideologies seemed paramount tothe other powers. However, Soviet Union began spreading communismideology, and this left no other alternative for United States otherthan to join the Cold War with her fellow super power Soviet Union.

UnitedStates believed that communism was a pernicious system that needed tobe dealt with closely. The world was free from colonialism andimperialism, and this made United State to liberalize the States byengaging in Cold War to end the spread of communism. She thought thatcommunism was a threat to her own freedom as well as that of theWorld (Wilson, 2014).

UnitedStates feared Soviet Union with regard of her fast spreadingideology. This fear then prompted United States to enter the war inorder to closely monitor Soviet’s movements and also stop herintent. United States through President Truman believed that aftersuch a war (1939-1945) the world was not to be subjected to post waraggression. President Truman’s doctrine was incepted to help theother states not to be carried away by the doctrine. The doctrineaimed at supporting free people who resisted attempted subjugation byarmed minorities or by outside pressure. The inception of thisdoctrine therefore prompted United States to enter Cold War withSoviet Union (Wilson, 2014).

Thegoal of international invention in China during Boxer Rebellion

Accordingto Laidler (2003), International intervention played a significantrole in ending the Boxer Rebellion that lasted for quite some time.Boxer rebellion among the Chinese promptedtheworld powers to send the troops there hence ending the war. The mostsignificant troops were those of Russia and United states. However,these troops managed to quell the rebellion that had affected Chinafor three years 1899-1901).


Laidler,K. (2003) TheLast Empress: The She-Dragon Of China. NewJersey: John Wiley &amp Sons.

Wilson,J.G. (2014) TheTriumph of Improvisation: Gorbachev’s Adaptability, Reagan’sEngagement, and the End of the Cold war .Ithaca:Cornell University Press.