However, there were many instances in which the Cold War may have turned into a real war. Ronald Reagan and the Central Intelligence Agency proposed a program called Operation Cyclone. Ever since the USSR invaded Afghanistan with aims of installing pro-Soviet government, there were many insurgent groups, such as the Mujahideen, fighting Soviet troops.
The Revolutionary War happened form 1775-1783. One of the first major events of the Revolutionary War was the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Hundreds of British troops attacked the colonists’ military stores in Concord on April 18, 1775. The result of this battle was the British lost and were removed from Boston; however they did win the Battle of Lexington. Another major event was when the Declaration of Independence was established.
The military conflict between Russia and the Mujahedeen (1980-1989) defines an important example of the use of guerrilla warfare that Mao Zedong instituted in the Three Stages of Insurgency. The first stage of Mao’s insurgency involves utilizing the bare minimum for survival, yet by also utilizing organizational skills to assemble a small fighting force. After the Soviets had invaded Afghanistan and taken the capital of Kabul, it seemed an obvious victory for the larger Russian forces. However, the local mujahedeen militias began to organize in areas of Afghanistan where the terrain was mountainous and difficult to traverse. The example of early the early survival of the Mujahedeen organization was founded in the Panjshir Valley.
After a vote, the Central Committee finally agreed to seize power and set up The Military Revolutionary Committee, lead by Leon Trotsky. This committee made preparations for the Bolshevik seizure of power. On November 7th, the Bolsheviks and their "Red Army" seized control of Petrograd, and later on, the Bolsheviks had seized power in Russia. (Lenin and the First Communist Revolutions, IV -
The Red Scare began after World War 2 had ended. The threat of a Cold War with the Soviet Union was looming over the United States. To ensure that the United States would have support in this Cold War, the Truman Administration took a strongly anti-communist stance on the home
The Truman Doctrine was George Kennan’s idea to contain communism by using force and changing political and geographical areas. George Kennan wrote in a February 1946 telegram that the “intent of the Soviet Union was to disrupt United States ‘authority’”. During this time, the USSR began using puppet governments in Eastern Europe to spread their idea of communism. The U.S. saw that the Soviets were after the Middle East and Western Europe next. During Greek civil war, Secretary of State Dean Acheson stated that if Greece fell to communism, a large portion of the surrounding area
World War 1 had devastating impacts on many countries around the world, even those who weren’t directly involved in the war. Russia was one of those countries deeply affected, as the war had lasting impacts on their economy and social structure for decades after the war ended. The Russian Revolution was the result of World War 1. Russia entered the war in August of 1914 under the rule of Nicholas II. Unlike its European allies, Russia was lagging behind in their economy, as they had a majority agricultural industry throughout the 1800s.
When the United States grew involved in World War 1 the women who took part in the Silent Sentinel protests were labeled unpatriotic. How could people protest against the leader of their country during a time of war? How could women try to tear the country in half during a time where everyone must stand strong together? The women were harshly treated for their alienated actions. Paul, aware of the war and the accusations made against herself, continued to lead the Silent Sentinels in picketing ahead of the White House regardless of the disrespect they presented.
The novel Animal Farm is an allegory of the Russian Revolution due to the parallelism between characters and historical events. Orwell’s goal in writing Animal farm was to illustrate a ruthless, totalitarian government during the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the novel “Animal Farm”, Manor farm represents the setting of the revolution in Russia. The main characters from the novel were leaders such as Napoleon, Snowball, Mr. Jones and Old Major, which represents the authoritative figures during the Revolution. The Russian Revolution took place in the 1917 where working class citizens and peasants revolted against the government of Tsar Nicholas II.
In The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the Republic of Gilead actively represses women by forcing them into very narrowly defined, ultra-conservative gender roles. This totalitarian government strips women of all rights and protections, and imposes severe punishments for defiance. Pollution and disease had caused severe infertility in this society, drastically reducing birth rates. In an effort to reverse a drastic population decline, this thoroughly misogynistic and power-hungry regime, takes full control over the human reproductive process. Furthermore, the leadership uses various dehumanizing methods to achieve complete subservience of women to men.