1The Manchurian Candidate focused on the public’s fear of communists brainwashing Americans. The film played upon the fear that anyone could be a communist spy and maybe not even know it. In the case of the film, Sergeant Raymond Shaw and his platoon are captured and brainwashed as part of a communist plot to infiltrate
At the time J. Edgar Hoover was in command of the F.B.I., due to this he obtained extensive files one suspected subversives through the use of wiretaps, surveillance and the infiltration of leftist groups. There were many communistic events that were internationally happening around the world at the time. Consequently, this heightened the fear for the public. Above all, the public felt the Red Scare on a personal level. Many alleged communist sympathizers saw their lives disrupted.
“Faced with the disconcerting events the Polish Government on December 13, 1981 abolished the Solidarity Union and incarcerated many of the leaders.” (The Cause of Liberation in The USSR p.g. 6) This would indicate that the Soviets needed to squash the movement (which found its origin in JP’s visit) while they could, as they knew it was posing a direct confrontation to its leadership as it united the people in their fight for social
They apologized, turned around, and walked away. And then shots were fired, so that man never knew what hit him. They had already dug the hole, but we weren 't allowed to be there for that part.” and there are probably a lot of different way to seduce a Nazi, but this is just one example, And it wasn 't just women that did all the spying, men were also sent to the field too. Like for example eddie chapman was a war time hero who was serving the british secret services. When he was described by the
In his “Moscow and the Marshall Plan”, published in 1994, Geoffrey Roberts seems to have combined his research interests by writing about the origins of the Cold War and particularly the role of the USSR in it. To be more precise, he argues that the ideological shift within the Soviet Union after the World War II with the following misinterpretation of the U.S. foreign policy in general and the Marshall Plan in particular led to the USSR “embarking on its Cold War” (Roberts 1381; italics added); i.e. since “Soviet ideology, like any other, was more than a set of beliefs”, but “a language of political communication” (1382), it influenced the USSR’s reception of the Marshall Plan and led to the eventual estrangement of the two superpowers and, finally, to the Cold War. He also argues that prior to 1947 both sides – the USSR, as well as the USA – were trying to cooperate and coexist peacefully with each other (Roberts 1382).Thus, as well as Leffler, Roberts does not seem to believe in the inevitability of the Cold War proceeding only from the mutual exclusiveness of the USA’s and the USSR’s ideological natures from the very beginning. Yet, as already mentioned, the author claims that ideology was the main reason why the Soviet Union did eventually launch the conflict.
The scope of this investigation will focus only on U.S films shown in the Soviet Union. The first source which will be evaluated in depth is Sergei Zhuk’s essay “Hollywood’s insidious charms: the impact of American cinema and television on the Soviet Union during the Cold War”, published in 2014. The origin of the source is valuable because Zhuk is a professor of history at Ball State University, an expert on Russia, Eastern Europe and comparative European and American history of religious dissenters. Along with his prior knowledge he used resources like: interviews, essays, memoirs, documents, diaries, and periodicals to strengthen his knowledge about American cinema during the Cold War. In addition, the date of publication of this source, 2014, strengthens its value as it allows Zhuk to analyze all of the scenes that have been published thus far and review it from hindsight.
The second Red Scare was a time period where government officials were questioned whether they had Communist affiliations. To eradicate the security threats in the government, President Truman issued Executive Order 9835 to search out “infiltration of disloyal persons.” This action caused the investigation of people like Alger Hiss and other suspected Communists. The government along with the citizens set up effective ways, Blacklists, to bar Communists from getting hired for work. In 1950, Red Channels, a book that exposed 151 writers, actors, musicians, and other radio and television entertainers as Communists, was published. This book completely devastated the people on the list and placed these people on Blacklists.
It could have been months or years until the United States found out about the Germans program for creating an atomic weapon but because of Albert Einstein's letter they were informed ahead of time so they could get started as soon as possible. The second way that Albert Einstein's letter affected the development of the atom bomb in the Atomic program in the United States is that Albert Einstein urged
The group was all working on breaking day-to-day Nazi codes, except Turing. He was working on designing a machine that would have artificial intelligence to break any Nazi code. Turing’s machine, Christopher, took time and a fund of £100,000 from the government to be built. The machine finally worked, but the team had planned on keeping it a secret from the British government because if the Germans know that their Nazi codes had been broken, then they will format it and create a new one. Turing proposed to Joan Clarke, a member of the code breakers, she accepted it and they were engaged.
Was shot by a U.S army private, called Charles H. Hatfield, who was a photographer from the American Signal Corps, in the 164th Photographic Unit. The photo portrays four Korean women and a man, who likely was a Chinese guard, watching over the women, after being liberated by the allied forces. The four women are standing in front a cave bunker, where probably they were hiding, and from their state we can assume they just have been captured. They were hiding because Japanese soldiers told them that if they have been captured by the allies, they would have been tortured or killed. In fact, we can easily see the fear on the