1The Manchurian Candidate focused on the public’s fear of communists brainwashing Americans. The film played upon the fear that anyone could be a communist spy and maybe not even know it. In the case of the film, Sergeant Raymond Shaw and his platoon are captured and brainwashed as part of a communist plot to infiltrate
This is also clearly not true, as it has been proven that McCarthy accused others to gain political power. For example, McCarthy’s downfall was caused when he clashed with the army. Roberts claims that “McCarthy and his chief counsel, Roy M. Cohn, were accused of improperly using their influence to get preferential assignments for… David Schine, who had been drafted into the military.” (3). To sum this up, those who supported McCarthy had few rebuttals in regards to the turmoil he created in America. Therefore, McCarthyism stirred the pot and intensified the strife between
Would this imperialistic empire accept an unconditional surrender that would go against their national interests for the international welfare and security? Aforementioned evidence puts forward a different approach, the idea that Japan would have been persistent in their futile efforts to combat Allied forces—to maintain dignity and avoid humiliation. Inevitably lengthening the war, an estimated 1.7 to 4 million American and 5 to 10 million Japanese casualties would have occurred through a ground invasion of Japan. An actively planned invasion proposed by allied forces for a means to neutralize Japan and end World War Two. Also known as “Operation Downfall”— an atrocity prevented as a result of Harry Truman’s decision to use nuclear warfare.
But Hitler knew how to maintain his leadership; he was feared by his enemies. Any of Hitler’s political opponents would either be commanded to be scared away or killed by the Nazi SS and Gestapo (the secret police). An example is the “Night of the Long Knifes” where 77 political leaders were
I strongly agree with Robert’s argument. For sure, McCarthyism leads Americans to clash with each other through hysteria, psychological warfare, and self-preservation. Clearly, the conflict between Americans existed because McCarthyism inflected hysteria. One reason for this is the discovery of Communist spies who were suspected of leaking information on nuclear technology which planted fear in the American population. For example, Robert explains, “Anxiety over a
With these, the Allies could conclude that major war crimes could include murdering and/or torturing of prisoners or civilians during war, taking over private property, and unnecessary destruction of land/cities. These ‘rules’ of war were explicitly laid out. “Crimes against humanity,” however, were ideas made by the tribunal, not previously or explicitly stated on an international level. These were based on actions seen by Axis powers during the war that exceeded the criteria of ‘war crimes.’ These included ‘murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts’ (Bard 82). ‘Crimes against peace’ can include ‘declaration of war upon another state; invasion by its armed forces.... attack by its land naval or air forces…’ (Bard 63).
When a fire started in the Reichstag building, Hitler used it as a way to start series of terrorist acts against politicians he considered enemies (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler claimed that these politicians were part of a Communist plan. By influencing the public, Hitler gained special powers to “protect the nation against possible Communist acts of violence” (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler went a long way by being influential. Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive.
In 1963, Stanley Milgram preformed a study to test the obedience. To understand why the study took place first we must understand what was going on around the world. The world came out of WWII and were trying to make sense of the atrocities that took place under the Nazi regime. Adolf Eichmann, a member of the nazi party, was on trail and when asked what his defense was he stated that He was “just following orders” (Madey). The world was not whiling to accept that as an answer but it caused some people to think what the average person would do if put in Eichmann’s situation.
Alger Hiss had been accused of being a part of the Russian spy ring, but had friends such as Dean Acheson who said he could completely vouch for Hisss’ innocence. After The FBI had done nothing with the accusation, the Un-American Activities Committee had found proof that he was a spy after President Truman had told them to stop. Truman called this incident a red herring. Hiss will become a convicted spy during the Russo-German alliance pact giving McCarthy all he needed to influence the American people through fear of infiltration. Hiss had decided a number of postwar peace settlements at the Yalta Conference like the American settlement in Berlin with Stalin controlling all around it resulting in the Berlin Airlift(costing 31 American lives) and many more; all compromises seemed to be so in favor of Soviet Russia it was almost a
Consideration also needs to be given to the fact that Churchill was a strategist , (Definition of war) hence there is merit in the argument that the bombing of Dresden also had the impact of traumatising the people so badly that they may have given up the will to continue fighting and capitulate. Churchill knew that getting to the Germans emotional needs would affect their ability to continue