Please discuss the following: American Cold War policies and practices in international relations in the late 1940's to the mid-1950's. Be as descriptive as possible.
I gather from your post that you have already discussed the Cold War & the reasons behind it in class. I decided then to create a concise solution for you pinpointing the key issues in your post: US Practice/Policies in the Cold War. Why the U.S. acted the way it did during the time period indicated & the reasons behind it. Remember that the Cold War was about ideologies, the clash started in a disagreement between the two superpowers on how to rebuild the world, particularly Europe from the ashes of WW2, what happened after these was an escalation of the disagreement that showed itself upon various fronts globally. The period in question though was the 'Brewing Years' when agreements, policies & agencies came to fore within the hierarchy of these two nations in order to battle it out with each other. I advise you to read up more to expand the ideas in the solution using the references I quoted at the end of this solution. Thank you for using BrainMass.
The end of WW2 & the start of the Cold War:
Amid the welcome of peace and the treaties signed between 1945 to 1946, a slow mistrust grew between the U.S. and the USSR in relation to the ideologies that the nations followed; beliefs deeply embedded within the foundations of their governments, their nations. From small misunderstandings to ultimate war-by-proxy situations whose bloodiest engagement reached beyond Vietnam, American Policies that resulted in the clashes were simple by nature. As the remaining superpowers mid-1940's the U.S. & USSR duked it out; competing with each other by influence debating & arguing in the halls of the U.N. and other international venues of debate. In Berlin a wall was erected by the Soviets to keep the 'Democratic Capitalism' on the other side, a sample of the rigid, cold and often vicious ...
A discussion of key American policies & practices relating to the Cold War in the 1940's and the 1950's. This solution considers the reasons behind the Cold War and analyses the practices & actions America took on as it battled through this challenge especially in the period that gave rise to the clash of ideologies between USSR & the American Nation. In about 1400 words with three creditable references this solution is completed.