Dissimilar to other presidents, Regan facilitated an end to communism around the world through his pro-active stance with the Soviet Union in the following exchanges: the INF Treaty and the Cold War. Regan’s main goal when coming into office was to end the feud with Russia. His first step in doing this was creating the INF Treaty. The INF Treaty happened to be the first stage of progress in ending the cold war. The INF Treaty eventually led to the destruction of 859 American and 1,836 Soviet nuclear missiles.
Comparison between WW1 and WW2. Ali Hamza 5B (4) 1.How and why they began One of the differences between World War 1 and 2 is how and why they began. World War 1 started when assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinandwhich created an explosive reaction from Europe because of years of built up hostility and distrust. When World War 2 broke out it was because Germany began invading neighbouring countries like Austria and Yugoslavia. When Germany then invaded Poland a group of countries called the allies united to defeat Germany and its friends, who are referred to as the Axis powers.
He became the first President to use the atomic bomb when he ordered the attack of Japan`s two cities Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. The weight of his decision, debated as reasonable or otherwise, understandably troubled him, and influenced his choices leaning toward the reduction of arms; for both the United States and the Soviet Union. He took actions similar to Carl von Clausewitz`s ideas on limited warfare and force in his attempts to resolve Cold War problems, though there was never proof to that he was directly inspired by Clausewitz. Limited warfare would require the nations to withhold their power to a degree in order to maintain the health of society, and assure that the world would not receive any damage that it could not possibly recover from. The Soviets` did not agree to most of Truman`s suggestions to ease the tension, however.
Hitler in particular saw communism as a threat to Nazism (Fascism) because of the fact that many of the principles of nazism contrasted to those of communism. For instance the factor of race in Nazi ideology played a part in the breaking of the pact because of the fact that nazis glorified the aryan race and wanted to expand their influence throughout Europe, their principles of race caused the dehumanization of other races including the Baltic race in Russia, explained in Hitlers Mein Kampf. Before opperation Barbarosa on September 1940, Germany invited the USSR to join the Tripartite Pact, an alliance between the Axis powers in Europe including Japan. The pact was not signed by the USSR because of the comments that German Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels made towards Russians, which he described as ‘Bolshevik subhumans’ . This showcases how the ribbentrop-molotov pact was merely a strategy from Germany to invade the USSR in a surprise manner rather than to make a lasting alliance, the fact that Germany saw russians as “subhuman” insinuates that Germany had no means in having peace with the USSR because of their inferiority
The World War I is the most damaging war in the history in which many people were killed, in which Europe is divided into many different countries. It was the war between Central powers Germany, Austria-Hungry and Allies Great Britain, Russia and Italy but also many more countries were involved into the war. World War I bring many outcomes like nationalism and militarism. The advanced technology and many more advanced weapons were used in the war. America’s role in the war was only to export useful weapons, clothes and shoes into the war, but after US merchants was being killed, America enters in the war to support Allies.
HISTORY PROJECT ONE COLD WAR Research question: What was the importance of the Marshall plan and how did it benefit eastern Europe? Europe was devastated by years of conflict during World War II. Millions of people had been killed or wounded. Agricultural production had also been disrupted by war which. Europe remained ravaged by war and thus susceptible to exploitation by an internal and external Communist threat.
"The Cold War was an ideological contest between the western democracies especially the United States and the Communist countries that emerged after the Second World War" (Tindall 972). The United States and the Soviet Union had differences over issues such as human rights, individual liberties, economic freedom, and religious belief. "Mutal suspicion and a race to gain influence and control over the so called nonaligned or third world countries further polarized" (Tindall 945). After the WWII Soviets dominate European countries and thought the U.S. had the same motives. At the end of the second world war there was an argument about who was more responsible for the cold war the Soviet Union or United States.
Competition with each other for better nuclear weapons and space arms all contributed to the increasing tensions between the two countries. The Cold war was also caused by mistrust,misconceptions,and misunderstandings on both sides. There were many things that led to the Cold War. It can be summarized into two main points: the competition and growing tensions between the USSR and USA due to their political difference, the nuclear arms race. The first and biggest cause of the Cold War was because of President Stalin and President Truman’s political differences and their mutual distrust towards each other.
Each country had to apply all their resources into the war effort. Which drained economic and human lives of countries and ended with a huge change in the leading world powers. However, the world power shift was the greatest outcomes of the War .The 2 main superpowers after this war was America and Union of Soviet Socialists Republic. I believe that the war was a total waste since People all over the world suffered through this war. Hundreds of thousands of people died.
Germans had allowed Hitlers’ party to be their government structure because Hitler had promised to solve their economic problems. He had used many effective strategies to do so such as brainwashing, telling people they were superior race, and using dictatorships. The Nazi Party could have been avoided if the politicians weren’t so concerned with losing, and thinking they could control Hitler, which is now know that they couldn’t. It’s important to study the Nazi power so we can stop the ideology that one race is superior and help prevent another massacre. Consequently, with all that’s been said it has become evident that in every case of totalitarianism there were wars or massacres that could may or may not have been easily avoided depending on the point of view.
To him, war was wasteful. He was committed to winning the cold war, but doing so without forcing the U.S into bankruptcy. The plan was to fund allies to battle communism, reduce U.S. military, and build up the United States arsenal. During his presidency, the armed services fell by nearly half. (Foner, 949).
The Cold War put both of these nations at test to see who could succeed the most. Disagreement between the two superpowers, the U.S and the U.S.S.R is what started the Cold War, just as disagreement is the start of any other war. Disagreements grew and became feuds and feuds caused tension, which created an uncomfortable position and lifestyle for everyone. When the United States and the Soviet Union’s alliance ended, they realized they had different viewpoint on how nation’s should
All propaganda was for the totalitarianism of Hitler and kids were taught at a young age to only believe what the leader of the country believed in. Germany began to develop too much power, which the Allied Powers were against. Eventually, the Allies destroyed the Germany and its Axis Powers – countries that were based on complete totalitarianism. The only dictatorial country that was on the side of the Allied Powers was the Soviet Union. Although the Soviet Union, which was also based on a totalitarian system, fought with the United States was part of the Allied Powers at first, the United States strived to end their communist system during the Cold War.
Imagine if you lived in a place where you had no freedom, and you were ruled by a man like Joseph Stalin. That is what it would be like in many countries if it weren’t for the United States’ policy of containment. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union wanted to take over other countries and make them have the government system of Communism. The United States didn’t like that, because they thought their governmental system of Democracy was better. As a result, the U.S. adopted a policy of “Containment”.