First, it was obvious to the creators of the wall, the communist East German government, that there was something strange going on when the people of East Berlin would suddenly go missing. Then they figured it out, they were fleeing to a part of the country that was not governed by communist rules, West Berlin. So, they wanted to find a way to keep their people where they could control them, and so they build the Berlin Wall to totally surround West Berlin (BBC Writers). They began construction on the wall on the night of August 12, 1961. While doing so, they hoped to stop, or more accurately to scare away, the people planning on feeling to West Berlin.
One of Stalin’s main goals for building the blockade was to drive democracy out of the city. But of course that didn’t go as planned. In fact Berlin possibly became even more democratic after the blockade. Soviet authorities finally realized that the allies were determined to stay in Berlin and that the blockade was useless and on May 12, 1949, the blockade was taken down. The airlift continued until September 30, 1949.
Post-Reading-Mending Wall: Research Assignment: Berlin Wall: 1. Why was the wall built in the first place? The Berlin wall was a wall that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.In 1949 Germany was split to two separate countries: The Federal Republic of Germany -West Germany, controlled by the Allies, and the German Democratic Republic -East Germany, controlled by the Soviet Union. One of the reasons why the wall was built was that there was a massive abandonment of people from East Germany to West Germany from 1949 to 1961, because the life in the west were much better than in the east of Germany .In 1952 by Stalin’s order; the East German government closed the Inner German border, by building a fortified fence along it. This act didn’t help,
East Berliniers exemplified feelings of imprisonment, from being trapped and communistically controlled on their side of the wall. Unlike the west side, the east side does not represent any sense of freedom. Pathos is the appeal to emotions. Therefore, this use of pathos helps Reagan persuade Gorbachev to take down the wall because it shows that, without any wall both societies would operate as one, indicating freedom for all. The rhetorical elements, logos and pathos, included in Ronald Reagan’s speech, “ Tear Down This Wall” assist Reagan and his words to convince Gorbachev, along with the people of Berlin, that the wall between eastern and western Berlin must be dismantled.
Pathos is a means to convince an audience emotionally. When he claimed “while the wall is the most obvious and vivid demonstration of the failures of the Communist system… it is… an offense not only against history but an offense against humanity, separating families, dividing husbands and wives and brothers and sisters, and dividing a people who wish to be joined together” (Kennedy, “Ich bin ein Berliner”), he compellingly convinced the citizens of the West Berliner of how corruption and cruelty communism conquered East Germany by mentioning the separation of families and loved ones. President Kennedy have successfully invoked the sympathy from the West Berliner and made them feel what he wants them to feel as a consequence of communist corruption. This emotional appeal not only inspired the suffering and angered citizens to grow stronger against the European communist countries, but also enhanced the speech to be considered as one of the most compelling speeches of all
With the constant threat of nuclear war overshadowing everyday life, the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 not only divided Germany, but manifested as a physical division between “the free world” and “the Communist world”, as termed by President John F. Kennedy. Two years later, he delivered his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Through heavy emotional appeal and an encouraging tone, Kennedy not only offers American solidarity to West Berlin, but instills confidence in the crusade for democracy across the globe. Speaking to an audience of Germans, the American president’s first priority is building sympathy with his foreign audience. This is best seen through his diction as he begins by directly addressing
However in Roosevelt’s speech he wanted the people to agree to end the policy of neutrality and help our allies. Whereas in Kennedy’s speech he wanted both the people of the United States and our foreign allies to focus on what connects us instead of what separates us. On January 6, 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his Four Freedoms speech as a state of the union address. At this point in time the world, specifically Eurasia, was in complete chaos. Hitler and the Nazis had already taken over Norway, Poland and Belgium.
But russia later found out the truth as they found much of the plane had survived and they had hold of the pilot who flew it. This brang the two nations to a nuclear war. Creation of the berlin wall ( 1961 august 13th) This wall was put together dead in the night and basically stopped all the east germans from fleeing to the east side . The Cuban Missile Crisis ( October 15th 1962) This crisis was between the United nations and the Soviet union caused a major problem.The soviets began to place some weapons like bombs into cuba . Cuba then decided that they would go under quarantine which at the time was seen as an act of war.
The controversy over his decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan is a prime example of this, for it is claimed that he took advantage of his abilities as Commander in Chief. However, the American nation was in clear danger, which compelled Truman to take critical action. Whether or not there was a better method to keeping the United States safe is up for debate, but that does not take away from the fact that his mission to keep Japan from inflicting deaths on American individuals was successful. Ultimately, Truman’s greatest concern as the president is to make difficult choices such as this one that no other average individual would be courageous enough to make. Looking past his decision to use atomic weapons as the path to fighting, Truman’s actions of utilizing his powers are completely
To examine the Cold War consensus, one must discuss the Cold War. The Cold war was the tension between the United States, standing for capitalism, and the USSR, standing for totalitarianism and socialism, following World War II. Although it was not a physical war between the two superpowers, many proxy wars had came out of it as way to spread or combat communism throughout the Free World. The Free World, as the U.S. came to define it, did not necessarily mean free as countries were being ruled by military regimes and dictatorships, but free from communism(70). During the Cold War, the spread of communism frighted the American People.
Finally, after these two treaties the Cold War officially ends. The most important event that ended the Cold war was the fall of the Berlin Wall because the Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Communist World. This Wall separated East and West Berlin and the Communists did not let anyone from the East leave the country or they would be killed. When the Wall was taken down it gave the people of East Berlin a sense of freedom they have not had in 20 years of being ruled by Communism. This event is also what lead to the reuniting of Germany, which is something the US wanted to do since the end of World War II.
Republicans on the other hand focus more on helping defensive issues, gaining profit, bringing more money for military, and fully support the police force. Things such as high government workforce, unions, gays/lesbians, illegal alliances, as well as poor people are all seen as negative impacts on the wellbeing of our society in the eyes of republicans. Now looking back at the original 13 colonies that first settled the US, in my opinion, Dahl was correct when he made the claim that a democratic form of government would not work at all. When attempting to start their own country, starting it off as a republican country was absolutely needed
Although the wall fell in 1989, its construction during Kennedy’s presidency in 1961 nearly started war. With East Berlin losing its professional class to West Berlin, the Kremlin decided to make sure that no one could get out. The large numbers of Red Army soldiers around construction sites lead many to fear that an invasion was nearing. In response, Kennedy put troops on the other side of the wall, both countries insisted on never backing down. That was, until an agreement had been made, and another world war
Some of our greatest minds designed this weapon, despite its terribly destructive nature. The President as given the tool to win the war, so he decided to use it. The decision to drop the bomb is a testament to the strength and ingenuity of the United States. The USSR is an ever growing threat to world peace. After the war, they may simply replace Nazi Germany as the new tyrannical power in the world.
Shooting the wall and people down was not going to be in America’s best interest because of the amount of troops the Soviet Union had. Truman was also all about his citizens and about his troops, knowing how many troops the Soviet Union had compared to how much troops we had, he knew it would not end well. Both mine and Truman’s plans consisted of using some type of aircraft to either give aid to the citizens or to take them completely out of Berlin. I believe that Truman’s plan was the most efficient because it was straight forward about giving aid to the citizens and it came with no signs of war. The Soviets original plan of putting up the wall worked for just a short period of time.