Distrust between the United States and Soviet Union and the two powers' competing
worldviews lead to the cold war. Suspicion and hostility in Soviet-American relations before
the Cold War, differences between political and economic ideologies in US and USSR, and
political changes in Europe after the Second World War all played a factor in what lead up to
the cold war.
Suspicion and hostility in Soviet-American relations before the cold war were one of the
reasons leading up to the cold war. The West was fearful that the USSR would try to bring and
spread communism ideology. The West feared the USSR would spread their communism beliefs
and revolutions would start in more countries. Stalin's distrust only caused more…show more content… The US had a system where people owned and operated their businesses, industries and
properties they were responsible for any losses or gains that came with the ownership of said
places. The US as far as politics believed the people (adults) should vote for who they thought
would best govern the country. The USSR on the other hand being a communism party, the state
owned all businesses and industries with all profits earned belonging to the state. The people
were allowed to vote but only candidates were members from the communist party. The
communist party was the only one allowed to be part of the election. Both the US and USSR
wanted their systems implemented in other countries since this would broaden their influence.
Both countries knew that they needed to stop the other in spreading their ideologies since this
would cause difficulties in their expanding.
Stalin remained fearful of further attack from the west, he was determined to secure the
USSR from any more foreign attacks. The USSR was determined to keep control over
Eastern Europe to have some fighting power against the West if attacked. The US gave