Could have these conflicts been prevented why or why not 4/29/2014 15 comments 15 comments becca kinzie the severity of the cold war may have been somewhat diminished had the us not gotten involved in cuba by encouraging and funding the cuban exiles for an attack on the bay of pigs had we not bothered cuba, jfk may have not felt the. Could it i'm talking in a post-wwii context, so answer this without changing anything about the war or the period before it.
If the soviets withdrew behind their borders as russian armies historically did, i don't think there would have been a cold war the soviets withdrawing peacefully and allowing democratic governments to take power would defang most of the commies are coming ideologues. Each has its own take on what drives actions and thus, what could have/should have/would have happened if you're a realist, then, yes, the cold war was inevitable states seek security security may be attained by way of being able to pave other people's cities at will other countries aren't likely to take that well they will seek similar capabilities an arms race necessarily proceeds from this.
So, the cold war could not have been prevented because the us would not accept communism and the ussr would not give up communism the only way it could have been prevented was if the soviet union did not try to spread communism, but they saw it as necessary to protect their country.
Could it have been prevented, or was it inevitable leffler: the rivalry was inevitable, but i think the magnitude and scope were controllable some degree of serious conflict was inherent in the way the international system was configured after world war ii and inherent in the potential rivalry of communism and democratic capitalism.
Could the cold war have been avoided the cold war was a time where there was a lot of nuclear tension it was a time to see which powerhouse country between united states and ussr, would press that red button.
It could be argued how realistic it is to claim that for some given reasons the cold war could have been avoided what is sure is that if there are were any major events that if avoided, would have evaded the creation of the cold war these are numerous.