Their oil prices dropped to low levels. The division between the upper class and the lower class began to widen and the younger generation of the Soviet Union did not want to embrace the socialist way of life (“Soviet Union”). The Cold War was coming to an end and the Soviets were being overwhelmed by western democracy. The Soviet government tried to fix their issues, but eventually, they had to give up socialism and conform to the west. The Soviet leader announced that the citizens of Berlin were now free to cross over the Wall.
World War one, also known as the war to end all wars, lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Germany was one of the central powers in World War One. Their biggest enemy was the Allied forces. Throughout the war, many factors such as the failure of Schlieffen Plan and the unrestricted submarine warfare had brought Germany closer and closer to failure in World War one. On 11 November 1918, Germany finally surrendered .They then received a lot of consequences such as the treaty of Versailles.
He realized that the old Soviet ways were causing major dents in the economy of the USSR and all the other Eastern Bloc countries. By doing this he took the first steps that would eventually lead to the demolition of the Berlin Wall. Several major events occurred that lead to the demolition of the Wall. 22 months after the erection of the Berlin Wall, on 26 June 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West-Berlin. He spoke to an audience of 450,000 and presented his ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech which was aimed at the Soviets and Berliners.
The west then supplied Berlin by air. 275 000 planes transported 1.5 million tons of goods to Berlin's airport. In May 12 1949 Stalin abandoned the blockade. Short term this resulted in the Cold war breaking out and the arms race. Long term this resulted in the iron curtain coming down permanently.
During the many years of the Cold War, the biggest fear was nuclear warfare between the US and Russia, then known as the USSR (“The Cold War…” 2). With the recent creation of nuclear bombs, no one knew the magnitude of the damage that would be caused, but everybody for sure feared it. The Cold War went on for many years beyond the 1960’s, and the amount of fear felt by millions remained. Modern warfare, compared to warfare in the 1960’s, has changed drastically. The modern war fought was the war in Iraq after 9/11.
By September 1918 it seemed that military defeat was inevitable. In November 1918, the German Kaiser Wilhelm II was forced to abdicate. Two months later the National Assembly met and set up the Weimar Republic. Before 1918 Germany was not a parliamentary democracy but an imperial monarchy ruled by the ancient hereditary ‘House of Hohenzollern’ the ruling house of Prussia. Weimar Republic was the name given to democratic Germany that emerged after the First World War and lasted until Hitler’s appointment.
Only nine per cent of Germans now consider the end of WWII a defeat. Many now see themselves as the victims of Hitler and Nazi regime. On the other hand, Public opinion in the United States over World War II radically changed between the years 1939 to 1946. Early in this period, Isolationists held a clear lead over interventionists. Memories of the horrors of World War I haunted people’s minds.
Even though Nixon started the war on drugs and focused on law enforcement, his administration still allocated some money to treatment and prevention, whereas the Reagan administration focused only on law, order, and punishment. In Ronald Reagan’s radio address to the nation on October 2nd of 1982 he declares, that the battle flag is up, and the United States is going to win the “War on Drugs”. Drug enforcement had seen major increases to their budget, while money for treatment was almost non-existent. Since then, the war on drugs has only caused more racial tension between majority groups and minorities. One major cause of added tension is the practice of racial profiling by law enforcement which increased significantly in the 80’s, when “the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developed profiling of drug couriers to intercept and reduce interstate drug trafficking” (Sirin 4).
For decades marijuana was considered to be a dangerous drug, leading to criminal behavior and personal disgrace. “It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrests of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana”- Bernie Sanders. However, by now most of these beliefs have been discredited – there is little to no proof that cannabis in and of itself has any conflicting effects. Some studies even show that it is far less dangerous than many completely legal prescription drugs, both for its users and those around them.There is proof of marijuana’s positive medical effects.Marijuana is beneficial for epilepsy patients, it eases nausea caused by chemotherapy and shows good results when used by people suffering from AIDS and a number of other conditions.
The government was much more focused on Russia and dealing with the communists. By not keeping an eye on the epidemic they were unprepared for the spark in the drug and failed to acknowledge the epidemic until late into the cocaine epidemic. Cocaine was also one of the most accessible illegal narcotics in the country. Cocaine was being brought into the United States at such a rapid rate
In 1949, Stalin had removed the blockade. However, Germany remained divided into two separate nations. The Berlin airlift was the turning point of the Cold War, because of t the Soviet Union 's attempt to cut off access to West Berlin. After the World War II, the relationship between the Soviet
Finally, after these two treaties the Cold War officially ends. The most important event that ended the Cold war was the fall of the Berlin Wall because the Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Communist World. This Wall separated East and West Berlin and the Communists did not let anyone from the East leave the country or they would be killed. When the Wall was taken down it gave the people of East Berlin a sense of freedom they have not had in 20 years of being ruled by Communism. This event is also what lead to the reuniting of Germany, which is something the US wanted to do since the end of World War II.