The Soviets were trying over and over to force their culture and the concept of communism on the people inside Berlin. As I have said multiple times previously, this event was one of the first major conflicts of the Cold War. The Cold War was based around political tensions between the United States and their allies who represented democracy and the Soviet Union and their allies who represented communism. This caused obvious differences between the two powerhouses in the world at that time. The United States realized that the Soviet Union can not be allowed to spread the way of communism while putting civilians at potential
(pg546) Stalin also believed in the belief that there was no god until there was an official state policy. (pg 547) Hitler promised to solve the economic crisis to restore Germany’s former greatness. (pg 551) Hitler made Germany become a Totalitarian State. Hitler attacks anyone who was against him like the British and France.
With the delay in opening the second front, this nurtured suspicion to the Soviets that the United States and Great Britain wanted to see Germany and Russian fight it out.
After completing his law degree in 1891, Lenin moved to St Petersburg and became a professional revolutionary. He was then arrested and exiled to Siberia. After his exile, he adopted the pseudonym of Lenin, and spent about 15 years in western
While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different. The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817). According to Edward Ayres in American Anthem: Reconstruction to the Present all three Presidents used some form of Economic Aid, how we help other countries financially; Military Aid, how we help other countries’ militaries; and finally, Military Use, how we utilise our military (Ayres 817).
Many leaders such as Foreign Minister László Rajk, who was arrested in June of 1949, were hung in show trials on what was later admitted to be “fabricated charges”. Official admission of crimes by the Hungarian regime in March of 1956 resulted public reburials of the 1949 victims and in the dismissal of Rákosi as First Secretary of the General Committee. The 1956 revolution in Hungary took place in a world that was changing for communism. Communism's great leader Stalin had died in March of 1953 after ruling the Soviet Union for 30 years.
Germany believed that they would be able to cope with any fighting at all on the Russo-German border while main forces concentrated on defeating France. The six-week predicted time period that would consist of defeating France came from the idea that Russia would need the six weeks to be ready to fight Germany. Once France was defeated, the Germans would then again use the railways to go and fight Russia. They would defeat Russia and avoid a two-front war by using their fast pace plan. By the time the plan was put into use, Alfred von Schlieffen was no longer in office.
Joseph Stalin once said “Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem”(“Joseph Stalin Quotes”). It has been 60 years since the death of Russia’s dictator however Stalin, who destroyed many generations of Russians is being revered as a hero in today’s Russia, why is that? Just as “Big Brother” in George Orwell’s 1984 used manipulation and power of fear to have a total control over Oceania likewise Joseph Stalin practiced those same methods. As Big Brother did, Stalin used oppression and fear to gain respect and leadership, he eliminated anyone who was against him.
Part two portrays the initiation of Germany's invasion in other countries. Specifically in the book, the invasion was in Moscow and Leningrad, Russia, from Hitler's belief in the assassination of “weaker races” to gain prominent power in Europe. During this time in WWII, Shostakovich denies any failure in his city and country, in doing so, he wrote the Leningrad symphony to represent his fellow citizens and passion for hope for their country while enduring through this fight in WWII. Part three demonstrates the end of the war and Russias victory agianst the Nazi’s as well as the death of the old dictator in Leningrad. This gave freedom to musical culture in Leningrad.
As a defeated country, Russia suffered a lot at the expense of ground, natural resources and its train system. When Lenin was dead, Stalin succeeded him and became the new leader of the state. As soon as Stalin came to power, he began to make a five-year economic plan for the sake of realizing Lenin’s dream of turning Soviet Union into an industrialized country. Meanwhile, he also took some measures within the party. He obliterated the party and got rid of the rivals.
Before the battle, Germany was on a roll in the eastern front, they captured Kiev, cut off supplies to Leningrad, and bombed Moscow (Russia’s capital). Fortunately, the United State’s Lend-Lease Act came to Russia’s aid to stove off the Nazi’s attack, but the Nazis were relentless. Their next move was to capture the city of Stalingrad, if they were successful Russia’s oil supply would be cut off from them. Oil was a major resource in the war, it was used to make bombs, lubricate guns, and fuel tanks. So, if Germany captured Stalingrad, the allies would have quickly run out of supplies and lose the war within months.
Regan wanted to try something innovative and distinctive. Reagan announced the new approach the U.S. would take to ending the cold war, which was going to be more encouraging and less threatening. (Pach Database) Regan said he was sick of fighting with the Soviet Union and wanted to try anything to end this dispute. His peaceful approach shocked the Soviets and was a big reason this non-violent war was ended.
Reagan knew the Soviets couldn’t deploy and maintain such a huge fighting force for long periods of time without digging a deeper hole for themselves. “Reagan in 1989 and 1983 also approved serious of National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) that launch economic warfare campaign against Moscow,” (Sempa 1). The USSR was fighting a two front war one with it economy and one with it military no nation on earth can withstand economic sanctions and militant uprising in communism control territory’s. Reagan knew the quickest way to take out communism once and for all starting with the head of the snake the Soviets. Reagan order “a massive U.S. defense buildup including the SDI program to put more pressure on the Soviets economic resources,” (Sempa 1).
In a hostile environment as such, a conflict was bound to break out, with no single nation entirely to blame. This political, economical and ideological struggle, lasting from 1947 until the termination of the Soviet Union in 1991 was known as the Cold War. Ultimately, both nation’s ideology playing a very important role in the perceptions of power and intentions throughout the war. As a result of the growing influence of the Soviet Union into Easter Europe, following Germany’s defeat, previous divisions between the Unites States and the Soviet Union began resurfacing. The two nations encouraged opposing economic and political ideologies, with both countries competing for influence across Europe.
If one would argue that the origins of the Cold War should be traced to World War II and the breakdown of the wartime alliance between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This all started by one act of betrayal. For example in Document C where Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov states that “ The foreign policy of the United States ,which reflects the imperialist tendencies of American monopolistic capital, is characterized in the postwar period by striving for world supremacy.” The belief that freedom and democracy would die under the communist rule caused the United States to start a problem or feud that would last for a long time. The decisions made by the United States in W.W.II caused tensions to start between the U. S. and the Soviet Union.