Denise Ramires

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Thefirst essay addresses the issues objectively. It starts by mentioningthe two critical players of the cold war. It contrasts the twodifferent ideologies of the Soviet Union and the US. That is ofcommunism supported by the Soviet Union and that of capitalism andDemocracy backed by the US. It mentions leaders such as Stalin thatplayed a critical role in the Soviet Union and the world history atlarge. It gives readers confidence about the work and room for moreresearch of such mentioned leaders that played a significant roleduring the cold war. It also brings different philosophies and viewsabout the cold war (Bozo, 2012), which is the perception ofRevisionists and Post-Revisionists. It allows comparison and contrastthat help the readers make and choose a position about the subject asthe writer has done. Moreover, it mentions people that believe in theideologies.

Question:What similarities do Revisionists and Post-Revisionists have aboutthe cold war?

Thework appreciates that the Cold War is among the most written abouthistory literature with least agreements. It, hence, justifies thereason there exist many philosophies and approaches in addressing thecold war as a subject. The work presents chronological events thatinfluenced the cold war perception. For example, before the 1960s,traditionalist views dominated. As time went by, views and opinionabout the war changed. The work notes the power vacuum after the endof World War II that resulted in the cold war that mostly weakenedthe European countries. It, however, has not stated the views andperception of the revisionist. It would have allowed the readers tocompare and contrast the two. The opinion of the writer is alsoreported in the final parts that enable readers to know his or heropinions about the cold war.

Question: How did weak European countries economy impact the cold war?


Bozo,F. (2012). Visionsof the End of the Cold War, 1945-1990.New York: Berghahn Books