To the Americans, this was not a trivial border dispute between two parties somewhere on the map. Instead, they feared that it was the first step in a communist campaign to take over the world - they believed that should one country fell to communism, then others would follow, much like a domino effect. Hence, it is in US’s stance to intervene in this conflict, as per their containment policy. (In fact, in April 1950, the NSC-68, a National Security Council report, had recommended that the US use military force to “contain” communist expansionism “regardless of the intrinsic strategic or economic value of the lands in
‘The concept of total war originally emerged in the ideological and political context of the interwar period. It was not designed as a precise tool of academic analysis, but as a rhetorical’ During the Interwar period, the concept developed into ideas on how to prepare for a possible new conflict, especially in Germany there was a sense of that the country had not been willing to go far enough. ‘Eric Ludendorff saw ‘total war’ as the Great War done right.’ ‘Total war’ was to Ludendorff during the interwar period becoming an ideal where Germany could succeed if followed until the hostile nation was crushed. ‘He was convinced that to succeed, the nation would need a military dictatorship, and that ‘total war’ was total mobilization of all human material resources. ’ In a more modern context ‘The notion of ‘total war’ is commonly used within military history to describe a totality of effort, meaning the full mobilization of civil, economic and military sectors for war.’ This, however, is only one of several depictions of ‘total war’.
In addition, the realities of this action can be seen as a starting movement against the government for the benefit of the citizens. According to Miliukov’s Speech to the Duma, Miliukov stated “As a parliament, you have to realize that we have no other choice but to get the tsar to step down. That is our task and our goal. You ask, “How can we start a fight while the war is on?” But gentlemen, this government puts us all in danger...So even in time of war, we must unite and fight against the government! (Cries on the left: “Bravo” Applause (Document 1).” In this quote, the parliament is in a situation of needing to complete its task and goal that makes it important for the tsar to step down.
History is all about inspiring speeches, gruesome wars, and unexpected events that decide the course of the future. The Cold War is not an example of a war, but a highly important event, considering there was no actual fighting. The Cold War started because the Soviet 's wanted to spread communism, but America was getting in their way to stop it. Three major factors also contributed to the conflict of war, the most obvious one being the U.S. wanted to stop communism, another being both the Soviet Union and the United States were afraid of each other, and finally competition, because everyone needs some good competition. These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used.
a. Austria was allied with Germany b. Serbia was allied with Russia. France and Britain were allied with Russia. 2. Britain had promised to defend the neutrality of Belgium. When German forces invaded Belgium to attack France, Britain declared war.
Hitler set his sights on Russia, generally as Napoleon did. Pretty much as Napoleon fizzled, Hitler would, as well, and this is to a great extent on account of Hitler 's presumptuousness in his own particular methodologies and in addition his inability to adhere to a solitary arrangement of assault. Hitler 's commanders, who were really military specialists while Hitler was a legislator, best case scenario, needed to go straight to Moscow in light of the fact that they knew Stalin would submit every one of his powers to ensuring it, along these lines making it simple to overcome the Red Army; Hitler, be that as it may, framed an alternate arrangement which permitted the Russians breathing
When World War 1 broke out in 1914, the United States attempted to remain neutral and was a strong advocate the neutral rights of nations. The U.S. liked to believe that the war was strictly a European conflict, but they would soon understand that they were inadvertently part of the war effort and entering war was inevitable. The U.S. was never truly neutral in the first place, but in fact supporting Europe the whole time. The reasons for breaking neutrality were more political and economic. It was the United States best interest to abandon its neutrality, and choose to go to war on the side of the allies for the future protection of American assets and welfare.
In 1871, no military alliance between European countries had been made. The first alliances, were the 1879 Double Alliance and the Triple Alliance (Triple Alliance) in 1882. However, the German support for the Austro-Hungarian empire in the Balkan crisis led to the signing in 1894 of a Franco-Russian military alliance, in the possible event of a war with a State signatory of the Triple Alliance, was to lead to military cooperation between France and Russia. The purpose of this alliance was also to oppose the German ambitions. These alliances have led to the development of military plans in 1905, General von Schlieffen proposed a plan that involved a quick attack on France to later send all troops to the Russian front.
Even later, he thought the war had nothing to do with Britain and would be over quickly so he kept Britain neutral. If he had done something to make sure that it’s clear to Germany that any violation of Belgian territory would result in an automatic declaration of war by Britain, the Kaiser would not have been so keen to give Austria unconditional support against Serbia if he knew it would lead to war with Russia and its ally France. Germany was horrified when Britain declared war in 1914, having assumed that Britain would stay neutral. If they had known about Britain declaring war if Belgium was invaded, it’s doubtful that they would still continue to help Austria because of the threat to fight Britain and the other countries at the same time. To conclude, the war was simply a way to put international conflicts into a physical fight.
The relationships between United States and Soviet Union had embittered long before the beginning of the Cold War. In 1939, it seemed “highly improbable” (Garthoff, 29) that the two nations would form an alliance due to Stalin’s decision to forge a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, to ensure security of his own country, in August of 1939 (Revelations from the Russian Archives). Stalin’s decision to form an alliance with Germany deeply affected the relationships between the two countries as Nazi Germany was one of U. S’s enemy during World War II. Additionally, the ways in which Stalin tried to establish security for his own country portrayed him as a potential threat amongst the Allies, especially the U.S and Great Britain. Furthermore,