“The Middle East, which has been converted by Russia ,Would today be prized more than ever by international communism.” Thesis: While all Cold War presidents wanted to stop communism,they all had different ideas on how to accomplish that issue.President truman used economic aid. President Eisenhower focused on military aid.President Kennedy used military use. During the cold war was an period of time were the United states and the Soviet union did not agree on things, like communism. The policy of containment was when the United states tried different things and many strategies to stop the spread of communism (Ayers 819). Eisenhower was all for the military aid and he wanted to cooperate with other countries.
Many of Reagan’s firmness led the destruction and downfall of the evil empire. In 1991, Reagan aggressive policies toward the Soviet Union was a factor that ended the cold war. In the other hand his opposition said that only the good fortune of sane leadership in Moscow save us all from the nuclear apocalypse. Reagan diplomatic legacy was more that his admires or critics are likely to admit. Reagan did led his country to a victory in the cold war but his great accomplishment came in his second term in office when he abandoned his earlier stance toward the soviet and took a more flexible stance to better the relations with a reformist and leader of the soviet union Mikhail Gorbachev by acting as Gorbachev partner as much as his enemy.
Lenin and Stalin Pre- Stalin era Despite his notoriety and corruption to his state, Russia had experienced tremendous trauma prior to Stalin’s reign. Stalin’s predecessor was Vladimir Lenin. Although Lenin was famous for his methods and his ideals during his rule like the creation of the Gulag system. He did encourage the creation and production of art with the condition that “it aimed serving the goals of a new society” (Roseberry, 1982: 10). Maes (2002) explains that although Stalin was open to the concept of creating art, he still kept a grip on the process by saying “the relative liberalization had been ushered in by the regime itself and was carefully controlled” (Maes, 2002: 243).
Carter’s basic ideas were coming from his own personal moral interpretations. “I promised you four years ago that I would never lie to you” (Carter, n.d.) He came with the right ideas in the right time, which paved his way to the white house. Especially in 1976, Americans wanted someone like him. He came with very decent ideas, which was the opposite of the Nixon’s administration. Americans needed to rebuild trust in their leadership after the failures in Vietnam War.
The United States offered financial and military support to countries that were engaged in resisting the takeover by communist forces. The policy also allowed the United States to offer support to the forces that were trying to liberate their countries from the communist rule. Given that the communist movement was led by the Soviet Union, the Truman Doctrine allowed the United States to try and lessen their influence around the world. When the Soviet Union fell and communism largely dissipated in the late 1980s, the policy achieved success eventually (Merrill,
Although Germany supported Austria-Hungary when they went to war, Germany didn’t directly start the war. The Balkans was a group of countries, including Serbia, in Europe that were under the rule of Austria-Hungary. They wanted to be separated and known as independent countries which was the cause of their strong nationalism. This strong nationalism has been there for a long time but it intensified when Archduke Franz Ferdinand visited Bosnia. The increased nationalism in the Balkans was the cause of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
Despite investing considerable quantities of human and material resources to support the South’s fight over control of Vietnam, the focus often diverted to concurrent threats such as West Germany. This notion, combined with the US’ determination to avoid a potential nuclear war that a communist defeat could catalyze, led to restraint in support and eventually its withdrawal from the conflict altogether. From the heavy casualties to a growing economic toll on the US, American citizens grew convinced that the superpower rivalry developed
He openly embraced it as he had close ties with the Soviet Union. Castro wanted a reformed Cuba so it did not have to depend on the United States like Batista’s government. Many Cubans frowned upon the fact that the United States had a grip on their economy. They owned many Cuban industries, sugar, tobacco, iron, etc. [“Fidel Castro and The Cuban Revolution.”] The Cuban railroads and telephone system were also owned by the United States.
When Winston Churchill became prime minister in 1940, the course of the war changed for the best. If it wasn’t for him, Britain wouldn’t have won the war thanks to his passionate approach to standing up to Hitler. The previous prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, did not want a war. His lack of response to Hitler lead to the Munich Agreement which allowed Hitler to occupy Czechoslovakia, beginning his expansion of the Nazi Empire. (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica) When Churchill came into office, he was clear he wanted one thing: to win the war.
The first force of action Kennedy decided to take on Cuba was the economic blockade. This was put in place because Cuba had just signed a trade agreement with the USSR, and Kennedy knew that the USSR having access to planting their missiles only 90 miles away from US territory could be very dangerous. “Since the 1960s, the United States has imposed an embargo against Cuba...the blockade, consists of economic sanctions against Cuba and restrictions on Cuban travel and commerce for all people and companies under US jurisdiction.” This quote is from this website. This was a very big decision that Kennedy made because Cuba and the U.S traded a lot of goods between the each other, and he knew that he would be cutting off that supply completely. A lot of people did not believe he was making the right decision, but Kennedy knew that if his judgement and thinking was corrupted by other people 's perspective than he wouldn’t be able to truly figure out what was the right
The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in order to aid its Marxist allies in the area, and make itself stronger. The best substance for this evidence has to do with an era of shifts in power in- January 1980 (January 20, 1980, E19). What does this shift in powers mean? It means the Soviet Union saw an opportunity for power and took it, essentially making themselves stronger and their enemies weaker, that’s where you get shift in power. At the end of WW2 the United States had so much power, influence, and reach around the world, even they were frightened how they stood alone when taking into consideration the balance of power idea.
The INF Treaty eventually led to the destruction of 859 American and 1,836 Soviet nuclear missiles. (Hoekstra Database) The amount of courage and optimism Regan put towards ending Communism was remarkable. He was the first president to ever really attempt to make progress with Gorbachev because many other presidents and world leaders had a great fear of Gorbachev. Regan did not fear Gorbachev, actually from his first day in office, he tried to mend the relationship between the two nations. Many people thought Regan or any other U.S. president did not have the ability to end the cold war.
Knowledge is undeniably important to everyone in the world, and especially to a political leader, like James Madison. Containing knowledge of failed governments or tyrannical dictators is useful in preventing future governments that are synonymic in comparison. Madison had the knowledge that a monarchy was not to majority of the colonists’ liking, which allowed for him to make the conscious choice, backed up by knowledge, to form a government that was revolutionary and beneficial. James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and the other composers of the Declaration of Independence acquired the knowledge, from personal experiences, that the United States should have different laws and civil liberties than what was given in England. James Madison, with
Anastas Mikoyan was First Deputy Prime Minister and key foreign ambassador to the Soviet Union. Although they did not agree on most things, Mikoyan was close friends and first advisor to Khrushchev. He had good relations with the United States and was considered the most “flexible” of the USSR ambassadors. Mikoyan had high positions in every regime of the Soviet Union, from Lenin to Brezhnev. He was a prime supporter of Khrushchev’s “De-Stalinization” policy, which lead him to become the second powerful person in the USSR.
Another factor is american involvement, which also had a great impact on the the world, but it also had great impact on the war. They gave supplies, and were a major factor like the soviet union. This is where I begin talking about america’s involvement. America had tried to stay out of this was because of World War I. "With the memory of World War I still fresh, Americans preferred a policy of total non-involvement and neutrality in world affairs."