5. Put yourselves in the shoes of someone called before the HUAC and asked to “name names.” Would you do it? Why or why not? There are really 2 choices here. If I do not do it, I probably would find myself jailed for some time. And if did do it, the names that I named would hate and resent me probably for a long time, if not forever. I do not think that I could not name names because it is not for me to further along the continued prosecution of ruining people’s lives for a mistake they made for joining the communist party during the Cold War era. I would protect them from what had happened to me. I just cannot see them losing friendships and family members as a result of me giving names. I would spare them from all of that.
The Cold War period had been a time of great competition between the allied powers and there were arms and space races but once the Atomic bomb had been invented, there was no turning back. There had been quite a bit of history between the Americans and the Japanese but had it been enough to make the USA go ahead and bomb Hiroshima aswell as Nagasaki three days later. Had there been proper reason to go ahead with these actions or were there ulterior motives in the mixture too? At the end of it all, the Americans acted out of greed and vengeance while the Japanese were left to fend for their land.
Among all the different lines that Rodgers follows throughout the book, I would like to deepen the “Losing the words of the cold war” chapter regarding the presidential rhetoric, the one that I found most interesting. I think that the process of fragmentation that he is describing is clearly visible in the kind of vocabulary used by the different presidents of the United States. Rodgers has been able to show, through the examples of several presidential speeches, the changing of the general frame of mind of the last quarter of the century. Firstly, the author underlines that, to make very long speeches has not always been the common practice. For instance, from Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, until Woodrow Wilson
Intro- The cold war was not a common war. It was a war fought without any physical weapons. It is the exact opposite of a hot war, example WWII a war with harmful weapons is a hot war. This specific cold war started in 1945 between the United States and the Soviet Union but they were never seen on a battlefield.
According to historyplex.com “there were 9 US presidents during the Cold War”. This shows that the Cold War was a serious event if it involved 9 presidents. The Cold War was a battle that involved many countries. The Cold War had quite a few causes, the USA refused recognition to the USSR, Soviet Union being unhappy, and western democracies had been hostile to the idea of communitist. One of the causes which was most important to me was US refusing recognition to the USSR.
When you think of wars, you think of physical fighting, blowing people up and guns. The cold war is not that type of war. The cold war was a war that was all stregrey and no physical fighting. Russia and the US did eventually fight each other. Russia was communist which means they are a one party state, no differences social classes.
World War Two had just ended. The fear of being attacked once again and exploding into a war was alive. This was the early times of the Cold War, where there was just a conflict on who was the ideology that leaded the world. “The fear of communism, commonly known as Red Scare was a manifestation of political anxiety over the infiltration of international influences, which was of course the USSR. “ (Lazuk)
The 4 ½ decade long clash between the U.S. and Soviet Union was dubbed “The Cold War” by Bernard Baruch because of the cold relations between the two competitive nations. The tension between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. began primarily because of the polar opposite ideologies of each nation, the U.S. being Capitalist and The Soviet Union being Communist, causing a multitude of disagreements between the two. The disputes between the two countries began during WWII when the U.S. left their Soviet allies flapping in the wind, when they refused to open a second front, which resulted in the Soviets taking a beating. The U.S. later excluded The Soviets from the Atomic bomb project, since the U.S refused to work with their scientists. The U.S was also becoming
Between the years of 1947 and 1991 the USSR and the United States remained in a long period of tension known as The Cold War. This war was a state of political and economical in proxy wars such as the space race and the arms race the lead to the weakening of American society and laws. Marking the end of the Cold War in 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed due to their economic failure and their approach to the space race. As the Cold War intensified there was a significant increase in infrastructures and military, a shift in education, and there was an overall fear in society. Education in the United States began to focus on science instead of general education in an attempt to try and win the “space race” against the Soviet Union.
The Cold War caused people to question the United States’ government’s reliability and strength, which negatively affected America’s domestic affairs and foreign policies. Citizens lost respect and trust in the government and other civilians, due to several threats within the country and worldwide. People were left questioning their rights and safety due to the second Red Scare, which threatened the coming of power of communism within America. Various forms of propaganda advertised fears, causing panic to spread throughout the country. Russia’s gain of power throughout Eurasia showed off the USSR’s strength and abilities, threatening the Western Powers.
Book Review 2: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises by Richard Betts Summary: Betts starts off his book by recognizing the ambiguity around the advocacy of the use of force in a crisis by military leaders even though there is a prevalent assumption that military professionals are more aggressive than diplomats and politicians. He states he writes the book in order to provide a comprehensive survey of the postwar role of American military men in decisions on their most essential function, their use of force in combat. Betts acknowledges the vast availability of literature on military participation in decisions on defense budgets and weapons procurement, but feels there is a void when looking at decision-making from the perspective of military leadership versus civilian leadership.
he first chapter of The Cold War: A New History begins by comparing the United States to the U.S.S.R. and talking about the similarities between the two. It also talks about Communism and how Marx deemed it necessary in order to build up the economy. Lenin tried to implement Communism in Russia. They were not quite ready for that kind of system, so Stalin tried to modernize the economy. The U.S.S.R. had more casualties in World War II, but things were not necessarily looking great in America either.
Sarah Paroya D period I hate MUSH The end of World War II should have marked a period of relief in America but instead, it lead America into a completely different type of war called the Cold War. The Cold War was an ongoing state of political and military tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. This constant state of tension and fear had been embedded deep in the American public.
The cold war was a battle not like many wars, as wars usually include battles that involved killing and a lot of physical fighting, but the cold war didn’t include to much of things like that. The cold war started after World War Two and was mainly between the Soviet Union and United States. It was a war where instead of face to face fighting, it was a race to gain more arms and build up armies, and to create more and more weapons on the way. It began because of tensions building up between the soviets and the United States when americans were afraid of the possible expansion of the soviet union and their possible plans for world domination. When americans agreed that the soviet union was a threat, the United States started to build up their arms to try and contain the Soviet Union and keep them from
The Korean War started on June 25, 1950. 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean Army came from the 38th parallel. The invasion was the first military action of the Cold War. On South Koreas behalf, American troops entered the war, on July. After fighting in the war across the 38th parallel, the fighting stalled and casualties mounted with nothing to show for them.
Social and political factors are the driving force behind successful innovations. Political intervention can help open up new markets, which would otherwise remain unavailable. During the cold war, the United States funded and pushed many innovations in order to ensure its success in the space race. The reason the government spent so much money and put in so much effort was that they wanted to improve the country’s national defense. They were concerned with the Soviet Union’s scientific and technological research so they decided to combat them by increasing funding in R&D.