It was a large arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States that ultimately ended by the Soviet Union disbanding. The fall of the Berlin wall gave a profound statement that the Cold War was over and the people of Germany could reunite. This was a momentous occasion not only for the people of Germany but for the United States as a world
So after two terms and Reagan’s outstanding leadership the Soviet Union was defeated and the Cold War was ended. Concluding the defeat of the Soviet Union Reagan made a speech in Berlin about the Berlin Wall and he challenged them to take down Berlin Wall.
When talking about the cold war, it is easy to pick America's side and say that Ronald Reagan won the war. What most people tend to tend to leave out is the history behind the actual collapse of the soviet Union and the slow erosion that had been happening since world war two. Just because he was around when the union collapsed does not mean he was the main reason behind. In fact, Reagan and Gorbachev were known to be on good terms and they communicated all the time. The cold war wasn’t just caused by the Russians vs Americans.
The sudden death of Franklin Roosevelt left Harry S. Truman in a tough situation with the war going on, Truman had to make decisions that would help end World War 2 as quickly as possible. Harry Truman became the president of the United States of America on April 12, 1945, after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He came into the presidency of a country that was in the middle of a world war against Germany, other European countries, and Japan. With no experience with foreign policy, he was in charge of ending the war as quickly as possible. The war with Germany was nearly over when he became president.
Article 232 and 233 states that Germany had to pay for all the damage they caused in WWI and the amount was finalized by the other countries. Germany did not want to pay any of the reparations because they did not agree that they should take full responsibility for the war. Angry Germans helped Hitler into power more than before because he stopped all the payments. These articles made the German people angry and yet again look to Hitler for leadership, by looking to him, he made the decision to stop all the payment being made. By ending payments, Germany made what the Treaty of Versailles says was broken and therefore starts to get the countries who are supposed to get money from Germany angry, so now the Treaty of Versailles made Germany angry.
Berlin Blockade The Berlin Blockade was the first catastrophe of the Cold War. By 1945, Germany had lost the war and was divided into 4 sectors: the British, Soviet Zone, French Zone, and the American Zone. In the process of trying to gain economic recovery in Germany, the US, Great Britain, and France tried to change the currency. The new currency, which the Soviets had no control over, Eastern Berlin almost immediately made a new currency before the Western side went into the public. This is when they set a blockade up to where no people were allowed in or out of Berlin.
(Web article from Time) He brought down the budget and told the soviets no more. (Web article from History.com) Ronald Reagan brought the conservative way of thinking back into government. (The Reagan Way, p. 56) Ronald Reagan may have been president, but he was also an actor. He brought good, quality entertainment to the
After the end of World War II, another widespread, long lasting, war took place, named the Cold War, beginning in 1947, and did not end for over 40 years later, in 1991. Many historians agree that the Cold War began due to tensions between the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. Although, the conflicting points of view did not only last after World War II, they also lasted during World War II, especially after the common threats of Hitler in Germany and Japan were gone. After these large threats were removed, “the split between the allies was inevitable.” The allies, but more specifically, the Big Three, knew that they had to remain allied until the end of the war, despite their many conflicting points of view. But, as soon as World War II ended, the alliance could no
The Berlin Wall was built by the Soviet Union in order to stop people from East Berlin entering West Berlin. On November 9th, East Germans were able to travel to West Berlin freely and destruction of the Berlin Wall started. The Berlin Wall symbolized the coming collapse of the Soviet Union and it was seen when the Berlin Wall fell. The fall of the Berlin Wall ended the Cold War that lasted about forty-five years between the United States and the Soviet Union. In conclusion, the fall of the Berlin Wall is the most important event in history because it reunited East Berlin and West Berlin, it foretold the coming collapse of the Soviet Union, and it has come to represent the end of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union.
His speech said “tear down this wall”. 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