causes of the cold war

Winston Churchill titled his history of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath Triumph and Tragedy.  The triumph was the Allied victory over fascism.  The tragedy was that the world had entered an ideological struggle that would polarize the globe for the next fifty years.
 

In this lesson, we examine why Americans and Russians have a history of distrust and antagonism. We'll start with a 10 minute animated Soviet propaganda video, "The Millionaire." What are the Soviets saying about the American way of life?