West Germany has been occupied by the Allies, and they turned it into their own zone. The Soviet took over the other sides which is East Germany and turned it into their zone. Due to that reason, there was an actual wall that divided Germany into completely two different types of governments. East Germany had a hard time, struggling to get it economy back on its feet. They literally did not have anything, a gloomy and an undeveloped city.
They were chosen to host the 1936 Olympics because the other countries wanted to stop all their ideas of racism. Jews were not allowed to participate, even from countries not under the influence of Nazi Germany and; in the end, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union boycotted, and the Soviet Union would not participate again until 1952. Germany used the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany as a tool to display and promote their strength, propaganda, and theatrics; this led to the start of many of our modern day Olympic traditions. Initially, Hitler was apprehensive about whether or not he wanted the
Natives of East Berlin were desperate to go into West Berlin, and the quantity of checkpoints in which Westerners could cross the fringe was greatly lessened. This negatively affected many citizens of East Berlin and they would not obey to any rules. The way to get out was so flee the east, so right as the wall went up, up to 2000 people everyday escaped to the other side. This shows desperation and anger due to being separated from the rest of the city. Surprisingly, more than 3 million East Germans escaped to West Germany between 1945 and 1961.
The Treaty of Versailles had a huge effect on Germany. To start off with, Germany was hurt politically. When the Treaty of Versailles was first proposed, the government did not agree with the Treaty of Versailles and not only resigned, but also refused to sign the Treaty of Versailles. The new incoming government had no choice but to just sign the Treaty of Versailles. This hurt the government and their connection that they could have possibly had with the Germans because the government was accused of stabbing the people of Germany in the back because of the fact that they signed the Treaty of Versailles.
One reason they shouldn’t have boycotted the Games was because of the location of the Games. The Games in 1936 were being held in Berlin,Germany. Berlin had previously been selected to host the Olympics before Hitler’s reign. The 1916 Olympics were only canceled due to World War 1, which lasted from 1914 to 1918. Even with the nomination of Berlin holding the Olympics in Germany, the Nazis intended to use the 1936 Games in Berlin, Germany as a showcase for the "new Germany,” which was now a nazi reigning, Aryan-race only area.
Why did the Central Powers lose the First World War? The biggest reasons for the lose of the Central powers was the blockage of convoys from other powers, failure of the Schlieffen plan, and the German Spring Offensive. The most important reason being that fact that the Germans could not get the materials they needed. When you cripple a country’s armory and food shortages, eventually that would end them. Another important reason was the failure of the Schlieffen plan.
More often Easten population moved to West Berlin, to escape the communist repression and to reunite with their families, that influenced the Soviet Union reputation. Khrushchev closed the borders and the construction of the Berlin wall began by the East side of Germany. The wall was the symbol of the Cold War and it caused a crisis in Soviet and U.S. relationship. According to the World War Two, Germany was splited into four parts, which were : Soviet Union, Britain, America and France. The URSS took control over eastern Germany and US, France and Britain over western Germany.
The fight seems never ending and it appears that there may never be an end to it. All Reagan really did was close a chapter in the book of the cold war but there are still many unread stories and chapters. The collapse certainly did not mean the end of the cold war although many American history books will have you believe this. The Soviets could not keep up with their countries and states so they decided to secede and collapse the union which left Gorbachev to resign and watch the Union go. They were constantly criticized by the US for their flawed system and called it an “evil empire”.
They were defeated in the first Battle of the Marne. The poor communication on the frontline commanders and the Army headquarters in Berlin made it harder to pursue the Plan. Germany also withdrew a portion of their troops from France to help with the forces against Russia. This hindered Germany’s ability to defeat the French troops. The defeat of Germany lead to the era of trench warfare that became a huge part of World War I.
He ordered all farmland to be owned by the government which, in turn, resulted in a famine. The USSR was invaded by Germany, and that brought them into WWII. After WWII, the USSR had been creating Satellites by taking over countries. The U.S. was concerned about this, so the U.S. used containment to stop the spread of communism. This was because of the domino theory, where there was a fear of one part of Asia being taken over would result in all of Asia being taken over by communist rule.
Berlin Blockade The Berlin Blockade was the first catastrophe of the Cold War. By 1945, Germany had lost the war and was divided into 4 sectors: the British, Soviet Zone, French Zone, and the American Zone. In the process of trying to gain economic recovery in Germany, the US, Great Britain, and France tried to change the currency. The new currency, which the Soviets had no control over, Eastern Berlin almost immediately made a new currency before the Western side went into the public. This is when they set a blockade up to where no people were allowed in or out of Berlin.
Berlin Airlift: Before WWII,the Soviet Union blocked the roads into Berlin, (not allowing goods or people to enter and leave) while the Western Allies were staying in Berlin, which caused the Berlin Airlift.The Berlin Airlift took place from 1948-1949, the end of WWII. U.S, Britain, and Soviet Union military forces occupied Germany. A direct result of the blockade was that, the people of West Berlin were left without vital supplies(clothing, food, etc.) A few U.S. officials wanted a bellicose retort to the Soviet’s actions but a different plan was made.As a result an airlift of supplies was sent to West Berlin. The airlift had more than 2.3 million tons of supplies.
The first reason being that the Soviet Union leader, Joseph Stalin, refused to join the United Nations for a long time. The second reason behind the growing tensions was the delay of the Normandy invasions on D-Day by the United States and Great Britain. Joseph Stalin believed that the delays were a part of a plot to allow Germany to weaken the Soviet Union. But, Eisenhower had really postponed D-Day and other military operations to allow the Allies enough time to obtain the landing craft needed. Then, a few days before the planned date of June 5th for D-Day, Eisenhower met with his advisors and reviewed the weather forecast.
During a military conference, on July 21, 1940, Hitler declared war against the Soviet Union. The code name was Barbarossa and the goal was to obtain more “Lebensraum”, which means living space, for the Germans. Several factors of the war against the Soviet Union caused Hitler not to be able to have power over the land. Hitler did not agree with the German Army High Command (OKH) that Moscow was a priority to take over during the war. He also did not to listen to his general Jodl, who was in charge of the combined services command staff, who suggested that he go to Moscow at the beginning of the war.
During the years of 1919 to 1928 the fear of communism spreading across America after WW1 was a big issue.Lenin 's belief of no economic classes and no private property was slowly starting to intrigue many.This period of fear was know as the Red Scare.President Palmer took action to prevent communism from spreading in America known as the Palmer Raids.The Palmer Raids were the deportation of any alien who was suspected in being a radical or in other words someone who supported communism.The Red Scare policies of the U.S government were not appropriate responses to the fear of a Bolshevik Revolution because they were taking away the constitutional rights of many across the state to simply control one situation.President Palmer try to justify