From the beginning, having the Shah in was a totally unwise decision because it will reflect a negative image to the new Iranian government. Not only that, also they were in a revolutionary situation where all people are radicalized. This crisis was of the nastiest crises to the American people because it affected them directly and affected public opinion in the United States for 444 days. Correspondingly, I believe that it’s Carter’s baggiest failure and if it didn’t happen or it was managed differently, I would probably have a different opinion on his foreign policy. What is worse than the problem itself is the way he interacted with it.
This means that despite the impacts of the war, many in America still believed that America’s role (and the best way to achieve its interests) was by leaving other nations alone. This is because the war was extremely unpopular. Many Americans did not trust that President Wilson campaigned for reelection on a platform of anti-war, but then got the United States involved. They also distrusted that he had promised a just peace in his fourteen point plan, but ended up with secret land deals and a punishing Treaty of Versailles, as opposed to a rehabilitory treaty. As a result, the irreconcilables in Congress voted multiple times to strike down the League of Nations.
Of course, this historical change was a result of the United States deciding they could no longer exploit the refugees for enough gain. Moreover, with Fidel Castro still in power after all the time they spent combating him and the refugees no longer having ties to big tobacco business, the United States decided Cuban people were non-essential. Without a doubt, the reception of the Mariel Boat people fundamentally changed White America’s view on Cuban migrants as
The Vietnam War gives valuable lessons that can be used in the present-day war campaigns. For one, the Vietnam War was based on deception that is the trend today as with the insurgents and terrorist groups. Though U.S. and South Vietnamese forces managed to hold off the Communist attacks, the offensive shocked and demoralized not only their forces but as well as the American public and further eroded support for the war effort. The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region.
Many Americans post-world war II were afraid of the spread of communism because of their belief in the domino theory, if one country falls then the rest will too. Under external and internal pressures such as the failure of the Potsdam conference Harry Truman adopted a foreign policy during the early years of the cold war ( the late 40’s) called containment. The objective was to stop the spread of communism around the world by creating military alliances such as NATO ,and providing aid to unstable/weak countries through the Marshall Plan. Unfortunately, like many other U.S foreign policies it was effective at times, but also dreadfully ineffective. In order to combat the continuous spread of communism, Truman passed the Truman doctrine, which allowed for foreign intervention in countries affected by Communism.
In Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, the hysteria of the Cold War is turned into an overblown and dark satirical piece that spurs many different reactions and opinions. In the wake of the terrifyingly tense Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 that saw the world at its closest point to nuclear war, Dr. Strangelove is a very unwelcome form of comic relief for many movie-goers. 2 years later, the tension between our country and the USSR remains high, and the release of this kind of movie feels unwarranted and insensitive to the public’s current distress. Director Stanley Kubrick did not simply create this film for shock value and controversy, though. Despite his hyperbolic vision of nuclear chaos, Kubrick’s underlying criticism of cold war politics and ideologies proves to be brilliant for those who can take his dark humor in stride.
Laotians were fighting against the Americans and resisting them. They feared the unknown. This reason was most likely why the villagers attempted to attack Dengler and ended up killing Duane. Even though these events did not occur in Vietnam, Laos was a neighboring country.
Another similarity is that both leaders often ignored the needs of their people in order to push their agendas. Both leaders also made enemies of countries larger than their own. Castro was a notorious enemy of the United States just as Macbeth was an enemy of England. Both leaders had any opposition against them killed as well. When Castro gained power he had all former government officials executed just like how Macbeth has Banquo assassinated so he can’t oppose him.
Spain said they did not want to start a war on the 9th of April, at this time they also set up a program for Cuba to have limited power. The united states did not like this plan at all so the united states congress wanted the Spanish troops to leave Cuba alone so that Cuba could start their own independence. Spain did not like what the united states were doing so they decided to
Spain used to be a force to reckon with, for sake of well being. But Spanish officials were often corrupt and committing acts of injustice,so neighboring countries chose to band up against Spain. After a warship has exploded, there was large controversy on who had done it, And the governments found it a good story to lie about and start a war, but really it was the product of a ship malfunction. American people wanted war, as did others, but Mckinley did not. However, he came through, and they went to war.
The United States were strongly opposed to the Soviet Union and any other related party to the Soviet Union. The United States was currently in the Cold War with the Soviet Union because the United States feared the spread of Communism in the Americas, and its sister, socialism. The Sandinista government, which was a socialist government, was a communist party in the eyes of the Americans (Sullivan & Jordan). The spread of Communism into the Americans, previously in Cuba led the Americans to view the new communist party as a threat to their society and the many surrounding democratic nations.
He expected for congress to help him with this. This made things less effective and slowed down the government. Legislation could not get passed, due to the fact hardly any compromises could be made. When it comes to foreign affairs, he promised one thing and gave another. His actions caused Iran caused the US embassy to be over ran and Americans were taken hostage for 444 days.
When analyzing a person that took a stand in history, we first have to look at the environment that they were in, and analyze the conditions that created the historical figure and their role in history. One of these figures of historical importance was Fidel Castro with his role in the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban Revolution was an event in history that affected the Cuban people politically, economically, and socially (Perez, 2002). The Cuban Revolution had many key people and nations that were involved in bringing forth the revolution into reality. On one side you had the United States, which was the group responsible for backing Batista and his dictatorship, and the other end of the coin you had the majority of the Cuban people helping the revolutionaries to overthrow Batista’s corrupt government and bring into being, the first communist government in the Western Hemisphere.
The country of Cuba is located south of Florida. The Republic of Cuba is made up of more than 4,000 islands and cays (Cuba Facts, Cuba Flag). It has a population of 11,275,000 people and a total area of 42,803 square miles. It was discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus and he claimed Cuba for Spain (Cuban Profile-Timeline). Spain declared war for independence in 1868 to 1878 before abolishing slavery.