America and Russia had different Aims for Germany. Stalin wanted to destroy Germany, and was stripping East Germany of its wealth. Britain and America wanted to rebuild Germany’s industry in January 1947, they joined their two zones together into Bizonia. This had a big impact on both Sides sphere of influence because the USSR’s way of protecting their sphere of influence is to make Russia more powerful, by stripping Germany from their industrial resources, they are leaving Germany helpless while Russia can expand its industrial dominance. But when America interfered with the USSR’s plans they tried to help Germany by occupying Western Germany, this helped America’s sphere of influence because not only did they have control over germany, but they were able to convert West Germany to become a democratic country.
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. For two generations, the Wall was the powerful depiction of the Iron Curtain. In fact, East German border guards had orders to shoot people trying to defect. But just as the Wall had become a symbol of the division of Europe, its fall came to denote the end of the Cold War. “Tear down this wall!” was a challenge by President Ronald Reagan in his speech of 1987 to the Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
The British public were glad to see Germany suffering after the hardships of the Battle of Britain. This lead to the USSR gaining 'great power status, ' and an unlikely alliance between Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt. Russia now had to be taken seriously. Operation Barbarossa 's consequences were not all good for Russia. They also suffered massive losses.
The berlin wall was a major thing that has happened in history after the second world war. Germany was split in half with four sectors controlled by the Soviet Union controlling the east and with France, United Kingdom, and United States controlling the west. Since Berlin was the capital of Germany before and it being in east Germany being controlled by the soviet It has separated in to the east and west between allied and soviet powers. Between 1949 and 1960 herds of people with more than two million fled from East Germany with most going to West Berlin to receive freedoms they did not have in East Berlin or East Germany . In response to this the Soviet Union had started to make a wall that was completed in 1961, which East Berlin saying it was a anti-fascist protection rampart or a prevention of fascism to rise again.
The USA had suffered relatively less from the war and had enjoyed great success from supplying the other allies with war materials and food while USSR had been damaged more on the western side and completely unharmed on the east. The Americans had the world’s largest navy and air force and they controlled the atomic bomb. The war boosted American economy, allowing US to become a superpower in the post war global market. The USSR, severely weakened, still had the largest army in the world. Both countries were highly suspicious of each other’s intentions.
The Battle of Stalingrad lasted from Summer 1942 to January 1943 and was fought by the German and Soviet armies. Historian Geoffrey Roberts claims, “No battle of the Second World War has gripped the western imagination as much as the Battle of Stalingrad,” showing its impact on the war in the West. This battle resulted in a Soviet victory and marked a turning point in the war. In Die Stalingrad-Protokolle, historian Jochen Hellbeck claims, "The communist commissars in the Red Army understood how to exploit patriotism in order to mobilize people and move them to fight against a fascist aggressor,” explaining that the Soviets viewed Germany as “fascist aggressors,” and that the Soviets were effective in mobilizing people. Both countries’ strategies and tactics played a role in the outcome of the battle, but it was ultimately Operation Blue, the tactical errors made by German army including the lack of knowledge of the army and the Bombing of Stalingrad, and the strategic response to Operation Uranus that ensued German defeat.
One of the important accomplishments during his presidency was the Truman Doctrine. At the end of WWII, Russia was coercing European countries to fall under its sphere of influence, communism. Before and during the war, the British had been moderating this force, but after WWII Britain’s strength and affluence significantly declined. As a result of this, President Truman decided the US needed to
Leon Trotsky was a man of vast erudition and possessed keen leadership and organizational skills which greatly aided the accession of the Soviet Union. His contributions to the 1917 Bolshevik revolution can be conspicuously seen in his role in foreign affairs, the recruiting, outfitting and disciplining the Bolshevik Red Guard and his belligerence in the Russia’s civil wars, in which he achieved communist victory. It was a tumultuous time in Russia before the dawn of 1917. Citizens had grown weary of the aristocracy of Czar Nicholas II. During this period the Russian government was fraught with corruption, and the economy was regressive.
Imagine living in a world divided, physically and psychologically, where each side viewed each other as the enemy. The Democratic west and the Communist East both had many differences and, instead of putting aside their differences, they put up the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall had not only separated families and friends, but is had caused tension between the two superpowers of the world. However, on June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan had given his “Earthshaking” speech in the heart of Berlin and demanded that Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall!” This is viewed as the start of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Many critical events had led up to the Berlin wall.
One of the top achievements that Reagan had accomplished was ending the Cold War. Reagan had aided greatly in the collapse of the Soviet empire, therefore the Cold War. He had stood his position against the Soviet Union. This helped to collapse the Soviet Empire and eventually the Cold War. Reagan had also aided in revitalizing the GOP (Republican Party) and the conservative movement.