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.