Berlin was known as the centerpiece of the Cold War. Being the capital city of Germany, the desire to have power over it was extremely high. Germany was split into two, the East, taken over by the Soviet Union, and the West, taken over by the United States, Britain, and France. Tensions rose between each country on who would be able to have power over Berlin. Since the city was on the east side and up to 100 miles inside Soviet-controlled East Germany, the Soviets had power; However, the West would not allow them to take over the capital city so easily. (Dearden)
The entire world had mixed feelings about this battle. Some were happy while the others were sad. This battle proved to be the most strategic battle. The Soviet Union’s were very victorious. The Germans suffered greatly as they could not gain back the lost soldiers.
Now that The Berliners were isolated from the world, they couldn’t get any supplies and the sectors only had enough coal to last 45 days and food to last just 36 days. West Berlin relied entirely on their allies to transport supplies into the capital or city or something. The Western Powers generally transported supplies by ways of trucks and railway. Democracy was becoming too strong so the Soviet Union thought that they could drive the Western Powers out of West Berlin. They thought that if they could block any way of the allies from coming into West Berlin by land, they would eventually give up and stop supporting them.
This is also known as the battle of the Bulge. The battle consisted of the loss of about 200,000 soldiers total. Eventually this led to the victory of the Allied forces. Without this siege the Axis powers may have eventually won World War II. Later on the United States plots a plan after s attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Soviet Union requested substantial reparations from Germany, but the United States recalled the reason that World War II started was because of post World War I reparations. In March and April 1947, the United States, British, French, and Soviet officials met in Moscow to arrange Germany’s future, but failed. After the conference, the Western Allies unified their German occupation zones to create West Germany. In response to this, Soviets built the Berlin Blockade, cutting off railways, highways, and waterways into West Berlin. To counteract this, the United States airlifted food and supplies to the residents, until Soviets finally realized their blockade was not achieving their goals, and tore it down in May 1949.
It was a bloody war with many civilian casualties. Dresden along with many other battles during World War II faced a high death toll. The city of Dresden, Germany is a small city with many of its soldiers off to war and the city itself causing no threat to the war efforts on both sides. The only war related activity going on there was the Prisoners of war Camps filled with Americans and Russians. The novel Slaughter House Five is an anti-war book and Kurt Vonnegut the author writes about a man named Billy Pilgrim and how he copes with his experiences before and after the bombing on Dresden.
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
The first line of defense was that they sent their troops down to guard the wall. The second was the command to shoot anyone who was escaping on sight, which is why there were hundreds of casualties. The West Berliners desperately tried, again, to get the help of the U.S. The following quote is President John F. Kennedy’s response to the cries of help, “A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war.” When he realized that this aggravated the West Berliners, he made a speech near the wall and tried to comfort them by saying, “Ich bin ein Berliner!” which translates to “I am a Berliner!”
The Battle of the Bulge is widely regarded as one of the deadliest battles in our country’s history. Although the battle yielded one of the most storied victories in our military history, it cost us over 75,000 casualties; conversely, the Germans lost an estimated 80,000 to 100,000. The battle was from 16 December 1944 until 16 January 1945, and remains the largest battle ever fought by the United States. The genesis of the battle was Hitler’s attempt to secure a foothold between American and British troops in France through a surprise attack and essentially deny the Allies access to critical port facilities. The German force was currently engaged in a two front war between the allied forces and the Soviet forces to the east.
One characterizing feature of the military in the 80 's was the Cold War which lasted from 1983-1988. The most notable product of the Cold War was the Berlin Wall built in 1961 some time after the Second World War. The function of this wall was to divide Germany among the allies. The eastern half went to the Soviet Union, and the western half went to the United States, Great Britain and France. This wall would stop the flow of refugees from the communist east Germany to the west.
The Battle of the Bulge was a major battle in World War 2 and also a major German offensive campaign that was launched through the forests and jungles of the Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium. The people or combatants that were involved were the U.S., Nazi Germany, and the United Kingdom. The battle lasted from December 16th, 1944 – January 25th, 1945. The Americans had 89,500 casualties, the British had 1,408 casualties, and the Germans had 67,459-125,000 casualties. There were also many people wounded, killed, and missing on all three sides of the battle.
There were many battles during the American Revolutionary War. Some were more important than others, and some lasted longer than others. The Battles of Saratoga and Yorktown were both very important and somewhat long. The battle of Saratoga was important because this was the changing point for the colonists. The battle of Yorktown was important because it was the final battle in the whole war. Saratoga lasted for about a month, and Yorktown lasted for about 20 days.
On June 22nd, 1941, the Germans invaded the Soviet Union under the codename, “Operation Barbarossa”. Operation Barbarossa is the second largest military conflict in the military history. In 1939, Hitler signed a nonaggression pact with Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union’s dictator, in which they would have no military action for the next ten years. However not even two years later, Hitler ordered to invade the Soviet Union. This invasion was only suppose to last three to six months; instead it lasted for about three years.