Common enemy – Adolf Hitler

In 1945, both the United States of America and the Soviet Union shared a common enemy-Adolf Hitler, the German leader, and the self declared ruler of the world. The USSR and the US were among other nations such as the Great Britain and France, which constituted the allied powers, bent on ending Hitler’s Nazism reign in Europe. Upon completion of this mission, there emerged serious differences between two of the most powerful of the allied forces, especially on ideological matters. To put it bluntly, the United States was capitalist democracy whilst the USSR was a communist dictatorship. Stalin could not forgive Britain and America for their role in the civil war of 1918 to 1921, and on the other hand, the Americans blamed the Soviet Union for the outbreak of the Second World War. Did this define cold war…? On May 8, 1945,