In early 1919 they launched a bid for power, joined with rebel soldiers and sailors, they set up Soviets in several towns. Ebert then made an agreement with the commanders of the army and the Freikorps to shut the rebellion down. The Kapp Putsch was a threat from the right-wing and took place on the 20th of March in 1920 and was lead by Wolfgang Kapp. Kapp lead 5000 Freikorps (anti communist ex-soldiers) into Berlin which was a direct threat to the Weimar government. The army then refused to fire on the Freikorps and it seemed like Ebert’s government was going to fail however the people then went on strike and everything came to a halt.
Churchill 's speech aimed at giving hope to the people and motivating them to keep fighting against the German army. Churchill delivered his speech at a time when all the European countries were suffering from "the atrocities of the second world war." Churchill wanted to make sure that his people were not going to give up, he gave them hope, and he wanted them to know that they have a high chance of gaining victory. On June 18, 1940, Winston Churchill delivered his famous "Their Finest Hour" speech to the House of Commons. Churchill dedicated a huge part of his speech to giving a full account of what was going on in Europe and of the latest developments of
He believed that “the upstart Japanese would soon be taught a salutary lesson.” He also wrote to his mother: “So the war has begun, our brave men will surely be victorious over the foe.” In contrast, the Russian navies were “all sunk in a single day in the battle of Tsushima.” Nicholas II still did not awaken; he even showed his pugnacity to his own people on the Bloody Sunday. On January 9, 1905, thousands of protesters were killed by Nicholas II’s infantries. After that day, Nicholas wrote on his diary: “Serious disorders took place in Petersburg when the workers tried to get into the Winter Palace. The troops were forced to fire in several parts of the city and there are many killed and wounded.” Even Rasputin did not had the capability to stop the Czar’s pugnacity. When Nicholas II decided to go to war with Germany in 1915, Rasputin wrote to him: “Let Papa not plan for war, for with war will come to the end of Russia and of yourselves, you will lose to the last man.” Then the Czar “read it, tore it into shreds and gave the
He headed to the military school when he was young, but later he stepped into politics. He had many fails and difficulties but finally he was selected as a First Lord of Admiralty and in 1940, he became a prime minister of UK. In that time, World Wars started to happen in the Europe and many countries had to surrender to the strong. However, Churchill didn’t give up and tried to do all he could do to fight against the Nazi. In this chapter, we will explore the ways in which Winston Churchill can be considered as a great leader in terms of his confidence, having diverse networks and communication.
I think the most significant cause of WW1 was the alliance system. This was most important because different countries would not be involved if they weren’t allies. Before the war happened, Russia, France and Britain had formed an alliance- the Triple Entente. All three countries think that Germany would be a threat to them. Russia thinks that Germany’s army base is too big; UK thinks that Germany’s wealth and navy increased to threaten UK; The relationship between Germany and France had been sour as Germany stole a land from France, and had been in a long-standing feud with Germany from then.
The distrust throughout the countries led to treaties pledging that certain countries would defend each other, which separated the countries outside of the pledges further (Adelblue “Setting the Stage for War”). This only increased the tension, as each country began taking sides, and set the stage for the war. Eventually, Germany began to fear that the French were seeking revenge from a previous war, the Franco-Prussian War. Germany knew that France wouldn’t attack alone, so they quickly took action and formed the Triple Alliance. Germany signed a treaty with Austria-Hungary and Italy, enforcing the fact that each country was beginning to take sides (Adelblue “Setting the Stage for War”).
The Cold War created a bipolar world of opposing ideals and influences, and Kennedy helped to motivate a paradigm shift in European mentality. The actions that his speech set in motion helped to pull down the Soviet bloc, and start an eventual geopolitical revolution that allowed the dismantling of previous, more primitive ideals (such as those of the League of Nations), and remind the world that change could still occur. Even in the current day, events such as the Scottish referendum and the Ukrainian conflicts show that the populous, like Kennedy, still feel the need to tear down the ‘Wall’ keeping them
Hitler had used propaganda and other tactics to make the German people eager for war. He used the treaty of Versailles as an example for the German people as their anger on the loss of World War one and their treatment under the treaty of Versailles to make them want to take revenge. Moreover, after a winter of waiting, Hitler resumed back to attack on April 9, 1940, nevertheless, as The Blitzkrieg tactic had succeeded on Poland, Hitler attacked Denmark and Norway and occupied them. One month later, Germany launched attacked on Netherlands, Belgium, and France. The main assault was through the Luxembourg and the Ardennes Forest.
Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat was a speech given by Winston Churchill. This was his speech promising the British of his nonstop work to get the victory against Germany. He proposed a new government to Parliament respectfully in a speech. He helped give the military confidence so, they could go into war with their head head high. In the end, the British won the war.
Germany had to get rid of their emperor. So Germany was looking for a good leader to average France and they basically accepted Hitler.. Hitler later headed the Nazi party. In the trenches during the WW1, Hitler talked about and was critical about everybody how they were not deeply committed to the Germ war. Hitler got injured in 1916 in the war and was treated for 2 months at a hospital min Berlin. Hitler said the trauma of defeat made him convinced that the Jews caused it.