Kennedy also stated that any missile launched from Cuba would be followed by a retaliatory attack by the United States. Kennedy’s response only made situations more tense between the U.S and the USSR. After many days of the blockade going nowhere, the diplomatic route was the next option. An agreement was finally
His main policies were “Perestroika”, meaning reform, and “Glasnost”, openness to the rest of the world, both signifying new era to come to the Soviet Union. In his 1991 resignation speech, Gorbachev justified these radical changes by stating that all the previous “half-hearted reforms fell through, one after another...We had to change everything radically”(Feelings of Hope and Faith). This change into a domestic policy focus, was only achieved thanks to Gorbachev efforts in deescalating tensions. He achieved at moderating “President Reagan's suspicion of ‘the evil empire’ and established a sense of personal trust at the Geneva U.S.-Soviet summit”. As college history teacher Matthew Dallek points out in his book about Reagan’s rule, his achievement was “departing from the almost single-minded anti communism that had defined him throughout his political life”.
After Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles nations of Germany had live miserable lives, because high inflation happened in Germany. Germany made a wrong decision when they had to pay money. Instead of taxing people to give money for the damage to Allies, Germany borrowed a lot of money from other countries. As a result they had to pay more money with a huge debt. However German government printed more money to pay off the debt but it caused inflation.
During the Cold War, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was possibly the most dangerous moment between the United States and the Soviet Union. The discovery of nuclear weapons being installed in Cuba was from the pilot of an American U-2 spy plane who passed over Cuba and had photographed nuclear weapons being installed, which led to more tension between the two sides (History.com Staff 2010). The Cuban Missile Crisis was an important historical event that should be kept in the new textbooks in order for students to learn about how it affected America because politically, this was when the US and the Soviet Union came closest to nuclear conflict during the Cold War which could have started WWIII, environmentally, it led to the creation on the
When Hamas was elected to power in Gaza ,they coordinated rocket attacks against israel and were they would ultimately lose being invaded by Israel. A second part of the development of the middle east is Iran. Iran is a multicultural nation, that is primarily Shiite muslim. Which is more strict and traditional than Sunni. We supported the shaw at the time who tortured and put his people in famine.
Firstly, Cuba and the Soviets already had a very bad relationship with the United States. Research shows that, “Another key factor in the Soviet missile scheme was the hostile relationship between the United States and Cuba.” (“Cuban Missile Crisis”) The quote makes the statement in the second sentence true. The United States did not agree on how the government in Cuba was run and tried to overthrow it before but did not win. Cuba and the Soviet Union wanted to team up on the United States to get revenge. Another reason was Cuba’s dictator Fidel Castro was not very stable as the dictator and wanted more than he actually needed.
Is hatred and revenge ever justified? “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Hatred and revenge proves nothing; hate leads to more hate and revenge leads to more revenge. Osama Bin Laden (founder of Al-Qaeda; a militant Sunni islamist group) justified the 9/11 attacks at New York which violated the USA’s security because 10 years previous during the Gulf War the U.S used Osama’s homeland of Saudi Arabia as a base which in turn violated the security of the Muslim world.
Even Soviet Union perceived the cold war with the west ideological terms. The Cold War was not about territory or economic wealth, it was about gaining the title “superpower” and the support of people and nations of the world. It was “a battle for the minds of men and women everywhere.” The Soviet Union and the United States played significant roles in the Suez Crisis conflict as the conflict was a major part of the Cold War. Soviet Union was an anti-semitic nation and condemned the ideologies of the Israeli nation. Although, from late 1944 until 1948, Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union communist party, adopted a pro-Zionist foreign policy, supposedly holding a strong aspiration that the newly established country would be socialist and would decline the British
Throughout the Inaugural Address of Ronald Reagan (Rowland 85-88), his piece of rhetoric in the form of speech contained a strong emotional emphasis to gain the trust of the audience and to overcome the economic and governmental issues confronted the United States at that time. Reagan, starts by tapping into the nine different sub-strategies that produces an emotional response within the audience. First, he started by using the strategy of appeals to basic needs where he talked about how the US was confronted by the economic affliction, which led to the longest inflation of the US history “It distorts our economic decision, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed-income elderly alike. It threatens to shatter the lives
Eisenhower feared that communism would spread to other countries but countries cannot be considered “dominoes,” so the domino theory is false. The domino theory was then reintroduced during the Vietnam War and the Kennedy administration (“Vietnam War”). Many people see the domino theory as something entirely true. They think the theory is applicable because of the blood shed in Vietnam and its surrounding countries because of the spread of communism (Moïse). The American government saw Ho Chi Minh as one of the playing pieces in the game of communism.