Assess responsibility for the development of the Cold War. Whatwere the decisive milestones? What alternatives for peacefulcoexistence existed and were overlooked? Was competition inevitablegiven Soviet misgivings about the potential for recurrent Germanaggression? Was the United States seeking economic and politicaldominance in the emergence of the power vacuum that developed inthe aftermath of the destruction of the Axis aggressors? Were theatomic bomb and the lack of personal trust a decisive factor in theevolution of the Cold War in the decade which followed World War?In the final analysis was bipolar confrontation inevitable?Explain why.