This article, written by Tom Nichols begins by expressing an explanation to why Truman dropped the bomb on Japan. Nichols starts off by questioning if the dropping of the “special bombs” was actually necessary. He then goes on to explain that back in 1945 this decision was the right one and that Truman thought that by dropping the bombs it would bring the war to a close. As the article goes on Nichols continues to question the use of the bomb, whether it was a racist act, done for political means, and if Truman would have used the nuclear weapon on the Germans. This article is a great resource for my research paper, because it provides the possible reasoning to why Truman made the official decision to drop the bomb.
Another reason why America was aggressive is because for example, when there was a meeting on what action the US should take against Cuba and USSR, three out of the four proposals were ones that could probably cause another war. One of the proposals was to destroy the Soviet missiles in Cuba by an airstrike, which is a very intense act. Furthermore, another reason why I agree with Cuba’s point of view, is because America was unfair with its ‘regulations’ with Cuba. Castro was not allowed to keep Soviet missiles in his land, because Kennedy stated that it was a threat to the security of the US. While on the other hand, the US had all the nuclear power to fire at Cuba at any time without any conditions.
Using psychological manipulation and fear through war, falsehoods, and torture, Big Brother retains absolute control over one’s thoughts and actions, and thus strips the individual of humanity. Although the society illustrated in George Orwell’s novel seems implausible, Orwell aimed to reflect certain aspects of the time period in which he lived and warn readers of the impending future he foresaw. The rise of tyrannical governments during the 1940s, such as Hitler in Germany and Stalin in Russia, fueled Orwell’s paranoia and thus resulted in Big Brother, the representation of totalitarian government he predicted could arise. This, along with the seemingly constant warfare and the inherent loss of highly valued democratic ideals provoked Orwell’s allegory as a way to warn the general public. As a result of the communist and fascist dictatorships of Orwell’s time, 1984 sought to reflect the tactics of manipulation, fear, and stripping one’s individuality employed to control the population by illustrating the principal theme of totalitarianism.
In this manner, Reid had used a covert weapons through the guidance of a terrorist network, such as Al Qaeda, to plan a suicide bombing to destroy the lives of American citizens and an American commercial airliner. These are the technical aspects of Reid’s terrorist actions, which define a terrorist through covert methods of destruction with unorthodox weaponization of bombs found in his shoes. A terrorist often uses covert methods of
The 1953 coup d’état in Iran, was a joint CIA and US government operation to overthrow the Iranian prime minister, whom had nationalised the oil industry in order to control and benefit from the country’s own oil. They reappointed Mohammed Reza Shah, a puppet of the west, so the US could once again have absolute control and power over Iran. In return the Shah as unfeeling ruler, established extremes in Iranian society, including suppressing other political parties and severely oppressing his own people, in order to maintain his position and meet the demands of the American government. Whilst this aspect is portrayed in the opening historical setting of the film, it is not continuously reinforced, and the reasoning behind the coup d’état was not given. Thus it distorts the Iranian history and the CIA and US government’s immersion in influencing Iranian provocations.
To fulfill their selfish goals, the United States initiated Operation Ajax in 1953. Operation Ajax was a plan created by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to overthrow Mohammad Mosaddiq, a popular Iranian prime minister at the time. The plan was for an American general to take his place after the Shah (Mohammad Rezi Pahlavi) signed a royal decree which would rid him of Mosaddiq and appoint the American general. This change in leadership would allow the United States to be able to have greater influence in Iran and have greater access to Iranian oil. However, Mosaddiq publicly announced that there was a coup and had the American general arrested.
He became the first President to use the atomic bomb when he ordered the attack of Japan`s two cities Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. The weight of his decision, debated as reasonable or otherwise, understandably troubled him, and influenced his choices leaning toward the reduction of arms; for both the United States and the Soviet Union. He took actions similar to Carl von Clausewitz`s ideas on limited warfare and force in his attempts to resolve Cold War problems, though there was never proof to that he was directly inspired by Clausewitz. Limited warfare would require the nations to withhold their power to a degree in order to maintain the health of society, and assure that the world would not receive any damage that it could not possibly recover from. The Soviets` did not agree to most of Truman`s suggestions to ease the tension, however.
The United States were strongly opposed to the Soviet Union and any other related party to the Soviet Union. The United States was currently in the Cold War with the Soviet Union because the United States feared the spread of Communism in the Americas, and its sister, socialism. The Sandinista government, which was a socialist government, was a communist party in the eyes of the Americans (Sullivan & Jordan). The spread of Communism into the Americans, previously in Cuba led the Americans to view the new communist party as a threat to their society and the many surrounding democratic nations. The United States, who were currently in state of tension with the Soviet Union and other Communist parties, known as the Cold War, were perturbed by the proximity of the emerging communist nation and felt the need to get involved.
In 1952 the US got involved after Nicaragua solicited U.S. assistance to overthrow the Guatemalan leader, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. President Truman authorized the shipment of weapons and money to anti-Arbenz groups. But, within five weeks the operation to topple Arbenz quickly fizzled when representatives loyal to the president uncovered the plot and took steps to solidify their power. Later Eisenhower sought to defend American interests abroad with an increase in funds for nuclear weapons and covert operations. After that, convinced that Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America.
George Orwell most likely tied in radio propaganda because of his first-hand experience with it. “The “two minute hate” focuses on generating hatred of the enemies of the party, particularly “Goldstein,” a man described as having a “lean Jewish face”. Orwell is clearly paralleling Hitler’s use of the German Jews as the national scapegoat.” (Bauer, Page 2). Orwell wanted to prove that a Totalitarian Government is an evil thing and he wanted his reader’s to see the extend that Winston went through just to fight his
Technological advancements will call for new weapons and new bombs, and as long as a country is in war, it is to defend their people from death, by all means. The atomic bombs were strong military weapons of the war. The atomic bombs during WWll helped so much because now the U.S has something new to the table that can cause mass destruction. Japan dropped out after just one bomb on hiroshima. It made people very scared that the next bomb to go off would be by
Also, the author looks at a portion of the compelling people who helped to resolve the war that had developed into stable long peace. Case in point, Gaddis concentrates on the 1962 Cuban miscalculations of Nikita Khrushchev that President Kennedy got confused and nearly went to war. Gaddis says, "Khrushchev slipped missiles into Cuba, predominantly as a push to spread revolution all through Latin America." In another dialog, Gaddis concentrates on the mid 1980s when Reagan 's rearmament extended and emphasized talk to the 'Evil Empire ' made Moscow trust that America had propelled plans for a preemptive atomic strike along these lines the need to get ready in like manner. Likewise, the author concentrates on Dwight Eisenhower 's endeavors to maintain a strategic distance from an atomic clash.