and Soviet Union were the single most important rivalry of the twentieth.
century,but their first meeting was as a partnership. This was quite ironic because of the.
fact that the Germans were taking over Europe, in turn forcing the two,otherwise not.
compatable countries, into a non-hostile relationship. Once Hitler and his regime was.
destroyed, they found that each had it's own views and they were completely different.
from eachother. The two nations had completely opposite ideologies from their economic.
system to their political system. The changing relationship has evolved from a mutual.
partnership, a possible world war and now finally a steadying friendship. The entire world.
had watched as the Cold War went from moments of silenced fear, to hours at the brink of.
world war III. .
The Germans and the Russians began their relationship with an alliance at the.
beginning of the war but Hitler had other plans for the Soviets. Turning on them infuriated.
the Russian leaders. This caused the Soviets to join the British and American side and led.
the advance on Germany from two fronts. The German war machine kept this alliance at.
bay only for so long before the two nations destroyed Berlin. The Soviets were already.
keeping control of all that was east of Germany, and this was causing the United States.
great anxiety due to the fact that communism was spreading. A great sense of relief came.
to the United States as the Nuclear Age began with the Manhattan Project and the.
Bombing of Japan. Stalin was now afraid that the United States would one-day force.
capitalist ideas upon Mother Russia.
A great change came when in the early 1950's the Soviets started testing their own.
nuclear weapon. The United States could not understand how they had their own nuclear.
weapon so quickly; the answer today is quite simple, the plans were stolen. The.
competitive nature of the two nations reached great heights. Tensions stayed high during.