The U.S. wanted to stop communism, and thus began the Cold war. The U.S. had two ways to attempt to stop communism, The Truman Doctrine and The Marshall plan. The Truman Doctrine helped countries who were exposed to the
Nobody’s free speech was safe, as the government discouraged free speech and fed tons of propaganda. Stalin only allowed media that glorified his country and emphasized his power. Joseph Stalin was a nasty villain, whose fire was fed by the hardships and disapproval of those around him. Calling him a Hero would be far from the truth, as he presents no qualities that could deserve him such a magnificent title. In the dictionary, a hero is described as a person who is praised for outstanding achievements and outstanding courage.
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).
Finally a totalitarian government will lie to their citizens so that they are always correct. In the novel of "1984" the party would constantly lie to the citizens about who they were fighting or about what rations that they were going to receive and would then correct any form of evidence saying anything else. This was used by our own country many times like when the government lied about the amount of soldiers we had during the war against Iraq (Richard Sisk, " Number of US Troops in Iraq More Than 4,000, Exceeds Previous Claims", 2016, p.1). This shows the use of restrictions and censorship in a totalitarian government to control their
Reagan’s speech was directed to Mikhail Gorbachev, the Former General Secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union. He wanted him to give the order to tear the Berlin wall down. Many people believed that it was Reagan’s speech was the main reason why the wall was taken down. The Soviet Union did agree, but there was already a tremendous amount of already damage done by
Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
An Oppressive Government George Orwell talks about the dangers that can occur with an oppressive totalitarian government. He documents life under a controlling government party referenced to The Party and Big brother. He discusses the lack of privacy of the citizens and the result and consequences of committing crimes. During the time period of the late 40’s the government used telescreens in order to surveillance the people at all times. “ On coins, stamps, on the covers of books… everywhere.
He also thought about how wrong democracy is and that our world should be a dictatorship and that he should rule everything. One day Randel took it too far and tried an attack to bring down the government. Randall was not treated well through his childhood. Most think that this is what led him
Dictatorship is when a certain person or a small group control everybody in the country. (Encyclopedia Britannica) Dictatorship makes it so the leader controls what the people do. This also includes Communist Dictatorships like the Soviet Union. Our colony is strongly against dictatorship because there is always someone that has too much power when everybody else has no freedom to question it whatsoever. In Earth’s past whenever they had dictators they usually threatened the world.
He ordered all farmland to be owned by the government which, in turn, resulted in a famine. The USSR was invaded by Germany, and that brought them into WWII. After WWII, the USSR had been creating Satellites by taking over countries. The U.S. was concerned about this, so the U.S. used containment to stop the spread of communism. This was because of the domino theory, where there was a fear of one part of Asia being taken over would result in all of Asia being taken over by communist rule.
Alice Walker once said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Walker’s quote accurately describes George Orwell’s overall atmosphere in 1984, which is depressing, dark, and lonely. Orwell first creates suspense in the novel by leaving the readers questioning what is going to happen to Winston Smith, the protagonist. Secondly, he uses descriptive imagery to show the complete control the Party has over its members.