Issue Paper One The Allied Powers had conflicting views and ideologies on various visions for Europe after the war. These conflicts were political, militarily, and social. Another big conflict that created an uprising for the cold war was mistrust between the two powers. These conflicts not only created war but affected the whole world. Nations like the middle east, Afghanistan, and Africa were greatly affected.
Cold War Legacies What were the main effects of the Cold War on the world and humanity? The cold war stemmed from a deep rivalry between superpowers America and the Soviet Union. Escalated by a lack of trust from each party and threats of nuclear warfare the cold war affected the security of the whole world and humanity. The main effects of the cold war are often seen as ‘legacies’ left by the war, and are most evident in international systems, politics, economics, warfare, and the failure of human rights. The cold war resulted in a change of international systems.
Cold War literature defined society as one that recognised both the futility and uncertainty of existence which manifested itself in numerous anxieties regarding humanity. Samuel Beckett 's 1956 absurdist play Waiting for Godot and Orson Welles 's 1962 film adaptation of Kafka The Trial explore the philosophical consequences of the fears and anxieties generated after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the subsequent Cold War period. John le Carre’s novel The Spy Who Came in From The Cold and Isao Takahata’s 1988 animated film The Grave of the Fireflies critique the militarism and political conflict of the era which created a fragmented society that struggled to find stability in a time wherein existential pessimism pervaded society. Cold War literature often explored the paradoxical conflict between the simultaneous discontent with religious institutions, and the necessity for a sense of stability, justifying the belief in the uncertainty and meaninglessness nature of life which defined post-war society. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot explores the philosophical quandaries surrounding the illogicality of religion, giving rise to the existential anguish which permeated post-war society.
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.
The most controversial part of the treaty was Part VIII that established Germany 's liability for war and the damages of the Allies. It set Germany 's reparations. It had Article 231 in which Germany accepted its responsibility for the Allied damages during the war. Article 231 or the War Guilt Clause raised negative sentiments from Germany 's population giving rise and emboldening the right-wing German parties. It was a precursor
The incident with the atomic bomb led to two of the greatest powers going at it. Stalin was infuriated by the thought of having world power snatched away all because of a bomb dropping. It did not sit well with him. Both the West and Eastern Europe struggled to grasp on to power. Gaining and keeping world dominance was a struggle.
Competing perspectives and human decisions led to violent conflicts throughout the 20th century. By analyzing different perspectives of the countries that are blamed for starting Cold War and the ideologies that were imposed in the other countries. Two different political systems led to further conflicts of the Cold War. The Soviet Union during the Cold War was a communist country. Stalin wanted to expand the spirit of communism in the world.
Contrary to Islamic antisemitism, Nazism is a despicable ideology of the past , forever (G-d willing) discarded into the ashbin of history. Of course, this does not mean we should ever forget the atrocities committed by Hitler. Today though, so-called ‘anti-Zionism’ is the greatest threat to the Jewish people. For example, violence against Jews increased following
The Holocaust, 1933-1945, was one of the most devastating genocides of the 20th century. The word “Holocaust”, originating from the Greek words “holos” meaning whole and “kaustos” meaning burned. This term was historically used to describe sacrificial offerings burned on an altar, but since 1945 the word has taken on a different meaning. It now resonates worldwide as the name of the mass murder of c. 6 million European Jews, targeted by the Nazi party as they diseased Europe with the state of anti-Semitism through lies and fear. It will forever signify the threat of racism, totalitarianism, prejudice and bigotry.
The silencing of language by autocratic dictatorial leaders is an abuse of power that has brutal consequences on society. The consequent destruction of creativity and individual expression leads to submission and a collective inability to revolt against such despots. The displays of corruption by these leaders is demonstrated through their mass manipulations of the collective, which are enforced by oppression and dehumanisation. Throughout the twentieth century, there was significant social and political upheaval as a consequence of rapid industrialisation, war, and extreme class disparity. The dangers of such regimes are explored in the futuristic, dystopian worlds of Fritz Lang’s, Metropolis and George Orwell’s, Nineteen Eighty-Four.