The building of the Berlin Wall resulted in an international crisis as it caused outrage and unrest throughout the world. Germany became a creature of the Communist-capitalist conflict (Source B). The struggle did not remain in Germany, instead it spread and the divide between capitalist and communist countries became greater. The conflict in Germany was a model of what people were experiencing all around the world at the time. This international division became more prominent and was referred to as the Iron Curtain.
The Berlin Wall falls – the symbolic end of communism in Europe The reunification of Germany was the ultimate cause of collapse of the Soviet control over Eastern Europe. Prior to 1990, the Berlin Wall created the divide between the East Bloc and the West Bloc. It was built around West Berlin to stop East Germans fleeing the Communist State. The wall was also viewed as a protective shell around East Berlin while the west presented it as a prison wall.The whole of Communist Europe was swept by revolution in 1989, one by one, all the Communist states were overthrown by democracy, and by 1990, this great divide brought the Eastern European countries solidarity and democracy. On October 3rd, 1990, the world viewed the unfolding of thousands of ecstatic, euphoric and exuberant Germans bringing down the most prominent icon of divide at the heart of Europe—the Berlin Wall.
The United States, France and English sought for a capitalist, free-market economies while the Soviet Union wanted obedient, communist nations. This difference divided Germany, creating a blockade between the two. This Iron Curtain blocked all trade between East and West Germany with the intention to prevent travel as well. The East Germans were deprived of freedoms, a competitive market and ultimately suffered economically and politically. On the other hand, the West Germans thrived with high salaries, personal freedoms and an overall liberal union.
Article 231 was viewed as a horrible thing by the German people, which made it easier for Hitler to come to power because he made Germany believe that he could fix Germany back to its glory days. This article from the Treaty of Versailles began WWII by allowing the German people no other route to feeling pride again other than to follow Hitler, the article made the German people feel horrible about themselves and their country and for a nationalism country, it’s the worst feeling. The next cause was the territory lost by Germany. Germany loses Alsace, Lorraine, and Polish Corridor due to the Versailles Treaty, it also caused the loss of Danzig which led Germany to separate into two parts. Germany also loses coal production.
A British writer wrote a memoir called Goodbye to All That which is about his experiences from the war. He reflects, “England declared war on Germany… I was outraged to read of the Germans’ cynical violation of Belgian neutrality” (The Excitement of the War Handout, pg 1). This shows how Germany's actions affected not only Belgian, but other allied countries. The Belgians and the British were now furious at the Germans because the Germans provoked them by the invasion. Germany is partially to blame for World War 1 because they put the Schlieffen Plan into action which caused tension between Germany and the Belgium-Britain alliance, leading to
Following this he struggled to make a living in the streets. He after this joined the German army in 1914 and won WW1.They both had criminal activities, Stalin took part in violent bank raids to raise money for the communist party he was part of, he wanted to overthrow the tsar. Hitler after WW1 was sent to spy on the German workers party. He later found out that actually agreed with most of their ideas which by a result of this joined. He was subsequently to this made leader Hitler then tried to overthrow the government but failed and was sent to prison.
Orwell's Oceania is terrifying image of Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union absolute governmental control, constant starvation and the systematic execution of those who did not agree with the government's values. Acording to an article on BBC, Orwell had socialist political background and his book 1984, had unintentionally become a major weapon in the ideological war between left and right. “Orwell was indeed a genuine socialist whose warning was aimed at totalitarianism in general, not at the left specifically” David Aaronovitch writes(BBC
Almost the whole section in the declaration is about all the bad was an American can act that would be considered wrong in this new America that has formed. The last part of this section they talk about completely disconnecting themselves with Europe and finally becoming free. The continental congress had more of a gloomy concerned outlook on human conduct in America in this time and it contrasted with the way Winthrop explained America well so you can see exceptionally well the differences on outlooks from very different viewpoints. The women’s rights convention wants to shed a light on the fact that inequality in America during this time was unfortunately a huge issue. The difference between men and women was a wide issue in inequality.
As stated before the social pressures as the hands of women, sailors, soldiers, and works eventually became cries for political change. Weitz explains how the rise of these groups created a rift in Germany, “To their mainly working-class supporters, the councils…were vehicles for bringing, at long last, democracy and socialism to Germany. To their opponents, including Social Democrats, the councils…meant political terror, insecurity, chaos, and economic disaster.” Due to social and political pressures the old government could not sustain power and the chancellor handed power over to the Social Democrats and their leader Friedrich Ebert. The author explains that Ebert needed to “rein in” the German people as he feared a Bolshevik type revolution. Ebert believed that establishing a constitution and a free-election would calm the chaos and control the more radical groups.
Trapped, alone, hurt, betrayed. That is how the people of West Berlin felt when their communist brethren government, the East Germans, put up a wall around their city. This wall was dubbed the ‘Berlin Wall’. The beginning ideas, repercussions, and the fall of the wall are what make the Berlin Wall so interesting. First, it was obvious to the creators of the wall, the communist East German government, that there was something strange going on when the people of East Berlin would suddenly go missing.