At the end of the World War II, everyone’s expectations of post-war international politics were influenced by the experience of World War I. Most people assumed that the war would be followed by complex negotiations that would lead to a peace treaty with the defeated countries and a reconstruction of the international system. The main points of dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union continued to be centered around issues about ending the second World War. The Cold War was the result of bipolarity, since the positions of the United states and the Soviet Union in the international system meant that each saw the other as its principal adversary. Well before the end of World War II, US policymakers had outlined the kind of political and economic order they believed should be established once victory was achieved. International power configuration is the first and foremost among the determinants of an international systemic transition.