The relationships between United States and Soviet Union had embittered long before the beginning of the Cold War. In 1939, it seemed “highly improbable” (Garthoff, 29) that the two nations would form an alliance due to Stalin’s decision to forge a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, to ensure security of his own country, in August of 1939 (Revelations from the Russian Archives). Stalin’s decision to form an alliance with Germany deeply affected the relationships between the two countries as Nazi Germany was one of U. S’s enemy during World War II. Additionally, the ways in which Stalin tried to establish security for his own country portrayed him as a potential threat amongst the Allies, especially the U.S and Great Britain. Furthermore,
(History in Hiroshima) The meeting between them is very marked by the recriminations and the great suspicions between the Americans and the Soviets. The large Russian armies that were occupying most of Eastern Europe. “Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the United States atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets.”(WWII Part 4) In this way, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Japan can be seen as the first of many shots of the Cold War. (The Hiroshima Bombing) If all US officials really believed that they could use their great atomic monopoly to gain more diplomatic advantage, they had very little time to put their plan into action and do it successfully. In 1949, the Soviets had developed their own atomic bomb and began the nuclear arms
Article 232 and 233 states that Germany had to pay for all the damage they caused in WWI and the amount was finalized by the other countries. Germany did not want to pay any of the reparations because they did not agree that they should take full responsibility for the war. Angry Germans helped Hitler into power more than before because he stopped all the payments. These articles made the German people angry and yet again look to Hitler for leadership, by looking to him, he made the decision to stop all the payment being made. By ending payments, Germany made what the Treaty of Versailles says was broken and therefore starts to get the countries who are supposed to get money from Germany angry, so now the Treaty of Versailles made Germany angry.
Hitler realized that in the event of Operation Barbarossa, he could crush his way into the Russian heartland and destroy its industry while storing the oil Germany urgently required which would motivate him to lead a large portion of the world. Yet, to do that
History is all about inspiring speeches, gruesome wars, and unexpected events that decide the course of the future. The Cold War is not an example of a war, but a highly important event, considering there was no actual fighting. The Cold War started because the Soviet 's wanted to spread communism, but America was getting in their way to stop it. Three major factors also contributed to the conflict of war, the most obvious one being the U.S. wanted to stop communism, another being both the Soviet Union and the United States were afraid of each other, and finally competition, because everyone needs some good competition. These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used.
Illinois Holocaust Museum Reflection The Holocaust may be the most disturbing and somber event in human history. 2015 marks the seventieth anniversary of the end of WWII, and it is taught in many schools to prevent a horrific and tragic incident from happening again. WWII marks the Jewish genocide through the rise of the Nazis, Jewish persecution, and the Final Solution. Firstly, the Nazi party rose to power shortly after WWI. Violence erupted in Germany due to the Versailles Peace Treaty and shock from its loss in WWI.
The D-Day Invasion made it very difficult for the Nazis. It prevented Hitler from sending troops to build the Eastern Front against the Soviets. It caused a turn on Hitler’s plan. Though, it was one of the reason why World War II was beginning to end. The significance of D-Day invasion was that it made it possible for the Allies to defeat Germany.
WW1 was a tremendously devastating war. This led to Hitler rising to power, then WW2, then the cold war, then the world problems we have today. However, the morning Gavrilo Princip woke up to kill the archduke of Austria-Hungary, what if he slipped down his steps? What if WW1 never happened? The chances of WW1 never happening are slimmer than slim, but it could have happened.
This battle occurred on May 31 1916. It was the biggest naval battle in WW1 between the Royal Navy and the German Navy at Jutland, Denmark. The battle had been fought because the German navy wanted to get easy access to the Atlantic ocean, but the Royal Navy did not want it to let pass because the UK needed to commerce on the Atlantic and it fought Germany could ruin this situation. Germany decided to fight Britain with as many battleships and submarines as possible. Room 40 understood the coded message which mentioned this battle so the UK deployed its forces in time and and Germany lost the surprise effect.
The Allied Countries were the main top reason why the Holocaust happened the way it did. "We could hear the cannons very close buy. But we no longer had the strength or courage to think that the Germans would run out of time, that the Russians would reach us before being evacuated." (95-96) Now the prisoners could hear the cannons from the USSR or Soviet Union, so this explains that the Allied Countries did try to help but it just was not fast enough in that so many people were already killed by this time. Another important detail about this group of people is "The SS were headed toward the solitary confinement cell."