America and Russia had different Aims for Germany. Stalin wanted to destroy Germany, and was stripping East Germany of its wealth. Britain and America wanted to rebuild Germany’s industry in January 1947, they joined their two zones together into Bizonia. This had a big impact on both Sides sphere of influence because the USSR’s way of protecting their sphere of influence is to make Russia more powerful, by stripping Germany from their industrial resources, they are leaving Germany helpless while Russia can expand its industrial dominance. But when America interfered with the USSR’s plans they tried to help Germany by occupying Western Germany, this helped America’s sphere of influence because not only did they have control over germany, but they were able to convert West Germany to become a democratic country.
One of the important accomplishments during his presidency was the Truman Doctrine. At the end of WWII, Russia was coercing European countries to fall under its sphere of influence, communism. Before and during the war, the British had been moderating this force, but after WWII Britain’s strength and affluence significantly declined. As a result of this, President Truman decided the US needed to
Braford E. Burns began writing The Poverty of Progress as a historical essay arguing against the “modernization” of nineteenth century Latin America. Burns argues that modernization was preformed against the will of the majority and benefited a small group of Creole Elite, while causing an exponential drop in the quality of life for folk majority. Burns supports his research through a series of dichotomies. Within the first twenty years of the nineteenth century the majority of Latin America gained independence from Spain. Prior to the Latin American countries gaining independence, the Creole elites expressed great displeasure with the crown and readily equated themselves with the American colonists before gaining independence from Britain.
The most important of these are : greater army, control of the sea and support of the USA since 1917, while Germany was already running out of supplies and soldiers. One of the earliest causes of the Allied Powers victory was the failure of the German Schlieffen Plan. Its aim was to occupy the France, coming through the Belgium, and then, when these would be under their control, it would create one big front to fight with Russia. Unfortunately, everything went wrong, Belgium soldiers were extremely brave, what delayed the German advance. Germany did not manage to break through to France as quickly as it intented to.
One of the biggest issues that the new government had to face was the exaggerated terms of the Treaty of Versailles. These terms limited the Weimar Republic from fully developing and growing to become a fully fledged society. The signing of the Treaty of Versailles meant torture for the country and the people populating it, and a vast majority of the population felt it was betrayal from the German government, naming the Weimar Republic officials the ‘November criminals’. Many people that supported the Weimar Republic changed their views after the terms of the Treaty of Versailles became publicly available since they felt the Weimar Republic was just the result of losing the war rather than the actual choice of the majority of the population. The problems faced by the Weimar Republic
For the next twenty years, the nations of Europe have been making alliances. The alliances were thought to promote peace, that the nations would protect each other. But the danger of the alliances came when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Austria-Hungary by Serbia. This is when the peace between the alliances broke when Austria-Hungary and Serbia led to World War I. Imperialism was also another cause of World War I because the nations of Europe ruled smaller countries that were colonies and nations competed with each other to get more colonies.
The United States wanted to avoid war and so they set up trading alliance with both China and Japan. Then, the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia, set up naval bases in Hawaii, and set up coal stations in Samoa. The United States established an alliance with Puerto Rico and assimilate them into American society, although Cuba was just a source of incoming trade. The United States slowly began to understand the idea of imperialism and began to perfect it, going from trading with Japan and China, to setting up naval bases in Hawaii, and to different connections with Puerto Rico, Samoa, and Cuba. The Spanish had control over the Cubans, after numerous rebellions against Spain, the unspeakable horrors from the Spanish were exposed to the public.
However, disputes led European nations to the brink of war. Britain and France both had plans to build a north-south railway and east-west railway across Africa; although neither railway was ever completed, the two nations almost went to war over control of them in Sudan, where the railways would have intersected. Britain was also eager to control the headwaters of the Nile to protect its interests in Egypt, which was dependent on the Nile waters. Following diplomatic negotiations, the dispute was resolved in favor of the British, and the Sudan became part of the British Empire." Most Africans resisted European takeovers.
The countries that were controlled by the imperialists saw the American Revolution as a good lesson for them. The American Revolution also helped to develop political reforms in Britain. The French Revolution had a huge impact not only on Europe but the New World. The French Revolution also helped France by giving them new ideas on religion, politics, and society. But the French impact was deeper if other countries were closer, this caused the French Revolution to bring liberalism and put an end to feudal and traditional laws.
The American Revolution: Causes and Effects The American Revolution was a major process leading to America gaining independence. The British were in control of the Americans and wanted to be considered powerful and unstoppable. The British decided to create political and financial changes that affected the Americas in unsuitable ways. The new changes caused major rebellion towards the British, which was the colonies attempt at getting fair treatment by the British. The British tried to make compromises with the Americans to make it seem like they were getting benefits; however, in reality the British were getting the upper hand.