posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 11:12 PM
The Cold War was a result more of Stalin's take over of Eastern Europe.
Stalin was paranoid, he killed his best generals before WW2 because he feared them. He killed millions because he thought they'd rise up against
And after WW2, he turned away from dealing with the west because he thought they were out to "get him".
Truman's fear of U.S. isolationism exaggerated Stalin's rhetoric.
The bipolarity after the destruction of all the world but the U.S. and Soviet Union made it easier.
The reduced communications because of Stalin's paranoia made it easier.
But as a whole, it was Stalin's fault.
Had Stalin said, "Ok...when do we begin tourism?" the cold war probably never would have begun. No in fact it wouldn't have, and would this have
destroyed communism? Probably not. Because if it did, it'd mean the people didn't want communism and if they didn't want it than communism isn't
right and if it's not right why have it in the first place? blah blah blah.