Communists believed that if the world was under strict control and supervision they could ensure safety, no more war, and world peace. The United States and western world believed that people should have free-will and a less controlling government. Democracy was more prominent than communism in most of the western world, so the Soviet Union sought after the middle east to take control of. These countries in the middle east needed leadership and the soviets saw that as an opportunity for them to spread their ideologies. The Cold War effected the Middle East, Afghanistan, and African nations in many ways.
A quarter of a century since the Berlin Wall was brought down. Its destruction was a massive victory for the Western superpowers. Their American-esque style of governance had finally prevailed over the cruelties of the regime imposed upon tens of millions in Germany and most of Eastern Europe. In the words of Ronald Reagan (former American President and instigator of the Wall’s destruction), the “Government 's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” a direct jibe at Communism. Hence, it was a great surprise that such a well-known repugnance between the USA and the USSR yielded such an unexpected compromise.
Without forming alliance or joint venture they are nowhere close to United States despite of decade’s long efforts. After the end of Cold War and the fall of Soviet Union in 1990’s United States has emerged as a sole superpower. And United States blocks any state from appearing and being able to compete with its super power status. Washington fears of Sino-Russian strategic partnership as it will threaten its sphere of influence and will go global. The United States has nearly always supported the opponents of China and Russia.
To what extent was the treaty of Versailles fair to Germany? “No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.”-Sophocles During 4 bloody years, Europe and the rest of the world suffered from the first World War (1914-1918) .Eventually, war came to an end and peace was getting installed by the Famous Treaty of Versailles, signed on the 28th of June 1919 after months of arguments .This treaty consisted of 440 articles, whose aim were to punish Germany and other “enemies” countries and created new reforms to assure peace. However, the treaty of Versailles can be seen as an act of revenge but how far did the treaty go to avenge countries damaged by the war but most importantly was it fair? Even though the treaty was intended to create peace, it can be seen as a rather punitive treaty against Germany. In fact during the treaty, Germany was excluded from the negotiations.
Throughout the entirety of the speech Thatcher builds Regan up as not marley a powerful leader but a man of unshakable character. Thatcher highlights both these aspects of Reagan's character by stating “He sought to mend America’s wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world.” (5-7) In painting Regan as a healing figure over the american people as well as the entirety of the free world Thatchers leaves little room for listeners to skew Regan in an negative light. Emplainting Metaphor into her speech allowed Thatcher's to create such an effect, honoring the fallen president to the utmost high extent. Such statements left Regan encompassed by his strong morality, and decimated any non benevolent notions of the President. Suffering from the devastating loss, the american people grasped at such high spoken words of Reagan, healing though the positive memories of his legacy
Diplomacy Geneva Summit Geneva Summit was held in November 1985. Compared with Vienna Summit, where Kennedy and Khrushchev had taken part in June 1961, these Summits have some similarity but the result was completely different. And the difference was mainly caused by “the remarkable chemistry between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev” (Geneva 1985- Gorbachev and Reagan-), who were involved in the new summit, and the teamwork among the two leaders and their foreign administers. Ronald Reagan was Arche-type Cold Warrior, in other words strong anti-communitarian. However, he had the other face of strong opponent of nuclear weapons.
When the bombs succeeded, Harry S. Truman was very pleased and began to change his demeanor. The bomb allowed Truman to become the aggressor. He no longer wanted to wait for confrontation, he wanted it, Truman switch from pro-Soviet advisors to anti-communist advisors. “President Truman indicates that the US will not recognize future communist governments, since ‘I'm sick of babying the Soviets.’” (academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu) Truman’s actions with the power he was beginning to hold provoked Stalin which drove the United States and NATO allies into the battle with the Soviet Union and their Warsaw Pact allies. As a result of the Cold War, the Soviet Union fell to the United States in 1991.
Harry S. Truman, the 33rd American President, greatly influenced the development of the Cold War. He earned presidency of the United States in the year 1945, shortly after Roosevelt passed away and two weeks before Adolf Hitler committed suicide. During his 8 years of ruling, Truman believed that communism was not right, which led to tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, also known as the Cold War. Where both Soviet and American policies had divided Europe into a Soviet-controlled bloc in the east and an American-supported grouping in the west. He took the side of those who shared his beliefs.
The Cold War is a term used to describe the relationship between the USA and the USSR (Soviet Union) after the World War II. It is the period of time from 1947 to 1991 when ideologies of USA and USSR – which are capitalism and communism – clashed against each other. Also, both sides aimed for the hegemony position and power expansion. The dissolution of the Soviet Union marked the end of the Cold War, precisely on December 26th, 1991. The defeat of Soviet Union left the USA as a single hegemony of the world, making it the only super power country with no rival to be fight against for the title.
“From day one, he pursued peace through strength by rearming America, conventionally and strategically, from top to bottom” (Elliot). Strengthening America’s defense was a critical objective for Reagan as it was the Cold War he was trying to defeat, as well as Communism throughout the entire world. Back to the relationships he had with the world’s diplomats, he couldn’t have beaten the Soviet Communism without the help of Pope John Paul II; which ended with the end of communism and the Berlin Wall being torn