The American War Against Fear World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, in which it encompassed the major nations in the world, including the United States of America. The aftermath of the war, in which the United States and its allied powers emerged victorious, should have marked a period of political tranquility. However this supposition proved incorrect, as the American ethos was ravaged by a state of political and military tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than a military conflict, the Cold War was an ideological war in which democracy and communism clashed. The Cold War fears of the American people, reflected in the mass hysteria behind the Red Scare and McCarthyism, was entrenched in the
While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817). According to Edward Ayres in American Anthem: Reconstruction to the Present all three Presidents used some form of Economic Aid, how we help other countries financially; Military Aid, how we help other countries’ militaries; and finally, Military Use, how we utilise our military (Ayres 817).
For the Americans, the goal was to set up a provisional Korean government. As for the Soviets, the goal was to avoid a unification of Korea. Korea became known as an “ideological battleground.” With the creation of two Korean governments it led to the partition of the peninsula. The historical significance of the Korean War is that until this day the Korean peninsula remains a watchful concern for the U.S. In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War, written in 2012, Melinda L. Pash mentions the effect of the conflict on soldiers when they returned.
To protect the country and the world from the Soviet Union, United States executed a containment policy that was first administered to Western Europe that in due course included Asia as well. As the end of his presidency, the United States observed its national security in global terms and pledged to use its resources to combat the spread of Communist power (Berkin
In a time of drastic change in America, adding such a controversial war to the mix of social issues seemed to many like an inappropriate decision. The Vietnam War, which lasted twenty years, from 1955 and 1975, was the battle for liberation of South Vietnam from North Vietnam. The communist North Vietnam, led by Ho Chi Minh, was backed by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and communist China in an attempt to overtake the South Vietnamese who were led by the Catholic minority, Ngo Dinh Diem. Before 1960, his corrupt and brutal ways were beginning to wear on his people. By 1963, the United States has decided that Diem must go and authorizes and assassination (Osman, 2 October).
Containment was the strategy used by the United States throughout the Cold War. Containment was first proposed by George Kennan in 1947, he believed that Moscow would eventually adopt peaceful policies if America had a firm resistance. Three examples of the use of containment by the American government are The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The first act of containment was seen in 1947 when the Truman Doctrine occurred. In February of 1947, Britain informed America that they could not protect the Greek, nor Turkey, governments from communist guerrillas.
This was the start of the first Red Scare throughout the country. The Cold War was a direct conflict of ideas between Democracy and Communism. International politics were heavily shaped by the intense rivalry between these two great blocs of power and the political ideologies they represented: democracy in the case of the United States and its allies, and Communism in the case of the Soviet bloc. While the United States accused the USSR of seeking to expand Communism in Europe and Asia, the USSR viewed itself as the leader of history 's progressive forces and charged the United States with attempting to stamp out revolutionary activity wherever it arose. In 1946 and 1947, russia/solviet union helped bring Communist governments to power in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and
The beginning of the 1970’s saw an administration ran by President Richard Nixon, in 1968 Nixon was voted into office and began changing the policies set by President Johnson just years earlier. He disagreed and fought against Johnson’s War on Poverty. Nixon also felt extremely weary of the school desegregation and advocated the American people to get behind a domestic model called “New Federalism” Nixon however has a primary focus on foreign policy, he came up with the Nixon Doctrine that would give financial compensation to American Allies. Nixon’s plan was to have a détente with China, the Siagon and Soviet Union split allowed for Nixon to take advantage of these countries and ultimately changed the outcome of the Cold War. Nixon was involved in various scandals during his presidency that still resonate in the American people’s minds.
The relationships between United States and Soviet Union had embittered long before the beginning of the Cold War. In 1939, it seemed “highly improbable” (Garthoff, 29) that the two nations would form an alliance due to Stalin’s decision to forge a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, to ensure security of his own country, in August of 1939 (Revelations from the Russian Archives). Stalin’s decision to form an alliance with Germany deeply affected the relationships between the two countries as Nazi Germany was one of U. S’s enemy during World War II. Additionally, the ways in which Stalin tried to establish security for his own country portrayed him as a potential threat amongst the Allies, especially the U.S and Great Britain. Furthermore,
My grandfather was in the vietnam war between Vietnam and America.In this essay i will be talking about what the war was about.Another thing that i will be talking about is what my grandfather did in this war. The vietnam war started on1954 and ended 1975.Something that started the war is the U.S deployed a strategy of containment during the cold war wich prevented communism throughout the world.After the second world war the Soviet Union emerged as a superpower the U.S and its western allies cosiderd communism in form of the USSR as the greatest rival and post war threat to there democrasy and capitalism.The turning point in Asia came in 1949 when china became a communist country after Chinese communist rebels won the civil war and took