Even with more amicable relations in the s, it is conceivable that post relations would have turned out much the same. From these characteristics it can be concluded that in realism, moral principles cannot be applied to political action.
Everything seemed fine until the greed for power started to get in the way of the goals that had been established. To be sure, they were joined together by enduring ideological hostility, but in the post-World War I years Bolshevism was not a geopolitical menace.
Historically and even more so during the Cold War, situations change very quickly, going from the struggle for power to the creation of alliances, from a war to agreements and from moments of extreme tension to cooperation, opposing realism and idealism at all times.
In Germany and AustriaFrance, Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States established zones of occupation and a loose framework for parceled four-power control.
The Cold War began after the surrender of Nazi Germany inwhen the uneasy alliance between the United States and Great Britain on the one hand and the Soviet Union on the other started to fall apart.
During the Cold War, the only thing it fought for was power and it went after the USSR when it realized they had exactly the same interests. Like many leaders of his generation, Reagan believed that the spread of communism anywhere threatened freedom everywhere.