How Did The Cold War Affect East Asia

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Intense economic, political, and military rivalry between nations affected Europe and East Asia the most during the Cold War. The Cold War was caused by tension in Europe at the end of World War Two. Tension between the Soviet Union and the United States started the economic separation along with the threat of a nuclear war. The Cold war led Europe and East Asia into positive and negative outcomes. Intense economic, political, and military rivalry with the separation of powers after World War Two introduced the Cold War to the European region as well as East Asia; all for promoting the strength of one’s own country. During the Cold War, the economy of Europe and East Asia was both negatively and positively affected. In Europe after World War…show more content…
Communism was a major contributor to the Cold War era and civil wars. In Europe, the Soviet Union ruled by Nikita Khrushchev was a communist government influenced by its founder, Vladimir Lenin. The Soviet Union communist government fought to separate capitalists and fascists from communists by building a wall, known as the “Berlin Wall.” The idea of Containment was introduced when US foreign policy aimed to stop the spread of communism and isolate it from the boarders preventing any “domino effect.” However, European communists main objective was to separate their people and government from other influential non-communist parties. Similarly, East Asia was under the influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The Chinese Communist fought for the rights of the people and development of China. The communist party beat the opposing side (the KMT) and remains as China’s government today, whereas the soviet communism fell in Europe. Effects of the Cold War on both Europe and East Asia created the “Domino Effect” where a political event (in this case communism) in one country will start communism in neighboring countries. Communism and politics of the Cold War affected Europe and East Asia; because where there were sides, revolutions…show more content…
In East Asia, the Cold War introduced the division between North and South Korea, resulting in the Korean civil war. The Korean War (1950-1953) had North Korea being influenced by communist China to invade South Korea. With the help of the United States, South Korea was able to stand its position. Meanwhile, North Korea and the People’s Republic of China surrendered after many causalities. As of today, the two hostile states remain as they were before the Korean War. Similarly, in Europe, divisions between the Soviet Union and communists countries were divided by the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. The Iron Curtain was a barrier made by the Soviet Union after World War Two to seal off itself and dependent eastern and central European allies from other non-communist areas. As a result of the Cold War, the Iron Curtain promoted the separation of the powers, similarly to how the Korean War separated North Korea and South Korea. Both Europe and East Asia had their own separate disputes, however, only the separation between North and South Korea stands today; while the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall have

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