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    Describe how the Cold War ideology that crystalized after WWII changed wartime alliances that had existed during the war.

    Describe how American Cold War policies and practices influenced international relations from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s.

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    The wartime alliances were the United Kingdon, the Soviet Union and the USA (Allied Powers) vs. Germany and Japan (Axis Powers).

    Germany and Japan were not as closely allied in terms of military cooperation as the Allies, but they were both on the same side and were both, from an ideological perspective, totalitarian/fascist militaristic states.

    Once WWII ended, it became apparent that the Western democratic/capitalist powers (Great Britain, USA, France, Canada, etc.) were ideologically at odds with the Soviet Union and soon enough, the Soviet satellite communist states of Eastern Europe which became communist due to Soviet armies liberating them from German occupation.

    Essentially, the world soon broke up into rival camps of democratic and ...