August 15, 1961

To What Extent was the Cold War a Struggle

between Irreconcilable Ideologies?

This document originally appeared in the collection of essays edited by Peter Catterall, Exam Essays in 20th Century World History (Heinemann, 1999 - available on Google books).

  

This document was written by and is therefore copyright Donette Murray.  It is an extract from her essay: To What Extent was the Cold War a Struggle between Irreconcilable Ideologies?  It is important because she realises that ideology alone does not create wars - it needs other things to turn conflicting beliefs into actual conflict.

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extract from Donette Murray