Documents on The USA and the world from 1945 to 2003

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– A SUPERPOWER LEADING THE (FREE) WORLD AFTER WWII –

 

INTRODUCTION: A superpower taking roots in the course of 20th century

Since the end of WWI, the US power had been growing and increasing more and more. The Second World War is an opportunity for American authorities to take roots as one of the two victorious superpowers. They highly contribute to the creation of the United Nations (instead of the League of Nations) – so as to solve the conflicts and guarantee peace all over the world. Nevertheless, soon after the “pacification” of Europe, the Cold War breaks out as an echo to the alliances break up.

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