His predictions proved to be incorrect. As U.N. Forces advanced north of the 38th parallel, they found themselves facing Chinese forces. MacArthur wanted to start the war with China, Truman was against this. Douglas MacArthur stated, “It seems strangely difficult for some to realize that here in Asia is where the communist conspirators have elected to make their play for global conquest, and that we have joined the issue thus raised on the battlefield; that here we fight Europe 's war with arms while the diplomats there still fight it with words; that if we lose the war to communism in Asia the fall of Europe is inevitable, win it and Europe most probably would avoid war and yet preserve freedom.
• Russia, bound by treaty to Serbia, put together an army to defend them. • Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty, saw the Russian mobilization as an act of war against Austria-Hungary, and after scant warning declared war on Russia on August 1st. • France, obligated by treaty to Russia, found itself at war against Germany and, therefore, on Austria-Hungary following a German declaration on August 3rd. Germany was quick in invading Belgium so as to reach Paris by the shortest possible route. • Britain, allied to France declared war against Germany on August 4th.
When Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia was ready to support them with their mobilization plans. During this time mobilization was considered an act of war. The Russian mobilization plans were based on a war against Germany and Austria-Hungary. So when the Czar ordered a partial mobilization of the Russian army against Austria-Hungary, they could not partially mobilize due to the plans. Czar Nicholas II ordered his army to continue with the full mobilization, even though he knew Germany would consider this as an act of war.
Document 9 states that “In 1240,the Christian Crusaders sacked Constantinople, leaving the city in Ruins and plundering wealth.” This is relevant because It shows us that the violence and atrocities all of the Crusades clearly outweighed the positive and religious points of view that they say they were fighting for. Another example is that in document 10 it states that “ One day I entered the Mosaic, repeated the first Formula, ‘ Allah is great’, and stood up in the act of praying, upon which one of the Franks rushed on me got hold of me and turned my face East words saying “This is the way you should pray!” a group of Templars hastened to him seized him and pushed him away from me. I went back to my prayer. The same man while the others were otherwise busy rushed up once more on me and turned my face Eastward saying “This is the way you should pray!” This is interesting because a Frank is not from the Muslim religion so it is strange for one to come up to a Muslim and tell him how he should pray especially when telling him he was so forceful and overbearing even though the man was welcome to pray in the temple and in Jerusalem. This shows that the crusaders had a hatred and a strong disliking towards anyone who didn 't share their religion or fought alongside
Kennans’ “Long Telegram.” Kennan, on the other hand, used Russian history to compose an image of a fearful and weak society that would assure their survival and security by any means necessary. Both Wallace and Kennan used fear to channel their point across. Both use of an impending Communist takeover to argue their points. While Kennan described Communism and the Soviet Union as a disease or Cancer with “negative and destructive in character, designed to tear down sources of strength beyond reach of Soviet control,” Wallace pleaded for an alliance to avoid a Communist invasion. Both the “Long Telegram” and “The Path to Peace” are great examples of influencing through fear, sympathy, and
Britain, France, Russia, and the United States were known as the Allied powers which over time included twenty-seven nations. America had tried hard not to get involved in European affairs and conflicts, but with our growing connections it became hard. Businessmen saw the opportunities and profitable advancements of Europe, which brought a large number of American 's overseas. Great Britain was a major trade partner with the U.S, so we were indirectly involved in their war. The Germans started sinking any British ships that came into view of their Unterseeboots, even if they were passenger or fishing vessels.
Stalin’s plan was to improve his military for future conflict and he would do this while Germany entered into hostility with Britain. The Pact bought Stalin some extra time to do this. The Soviets did not want a future where a powerful and victorious Germany would be their next door neighbour (Gorodetsky 1990, p29). In September 1939 Hitler invaded Poland. Neither Hitler nor Stalin had foreseen that this would lead to the Western Allies declaring war on Germany on the first of September 1939.
However, the American president made a point to let all know it was time to attack. This caused a massive argument for varying nations who had diverse opinions. b. Quote: “Many of the colder countries were what you used to call the “First World.” One of the delegates from a prewar “developing” country suggested, rather hotly, that maybe this was their punishment for raping and pillaging the “victim nations of the south.” Maybe, he said, by keeping the “white hegemony” distracted with their own problems the undead invasion might allow the rest of the world to develop without imperialist intervention.” Pg.
Sir Winston Churchill was of the viewpoint that the free people of the world shall not be forced to live in a way they don’t like. He was in the favor of the democracy and the practice of democracy in the whole world not only in Eastern Europe or Western Europe. He wanted and highlighted that the Communist Soviet Union now Russia may take over the democratic Europe and force people to live in a communist society. Although the points highlighted by Winston Churchill arouse resentment among Russians it helped the world from a communist superpower. This also led to a cold war in the world among the two allies who were struggling for power but it also helped the democratic free people to live a free democratic
The U.S. military wanted an invasion but Kennedy countered saying it would be a bloody and terrible battle for both sides coming off with fresh wounds from World War 2. Both sides really did not want a war to begin and both superpowers were trying to get the upper hand in the arms race. But negotiations kept going and President Kennedy and Khrushchev both sent letters and radio messages to try to resolve the conflict before war sprung. Thus, the most tense part began wan both sides readied their armies because they thought war would happen. The doomsday clock had begun.
Not only did was this a threat to everyone, but military leaders began to gain more power in the say of politics. (25-1b, Spielvogel) This actually ended up pushing political leaders to make decisions based on militant reasons for the fear that if they did not they would create mass chaos within their armies. (25-1b, Spielvogel) This was evident in the crisis of the summer if 1914 where many saw the dangers in the combination of the Serbians wanting their own nation and the Russian opposition to Austria. (25-1c, Spielvogel) Combine these two major factors with the governments thinking that a war would suppress internal strife and you have a the powerful mixture that caused World War
This was a large impact because a Serbian killed him forcing Germany to against Russia. Britain would help out Russia which lead to the Americans who would supply for both sides of the war early on. How this ties into the Americans is we provided the logistical side to the British.