Such as in source 8 which claims the USA wanted a war with the USSR to help its economy, emphasising the impact of the Military Industrial Complex on aggressive foreign policy which played a huge role in the development of the Cold War. Furthermore it can be argued that it was the misunderstanding and confusion between the two nations which owed more to the development of the Cold War in the years 1945-8.
Assess the reasons for the overthrow of Soviet Power in Eastern Europe. The Cold War (1945-91) was mainly between some of the most influential countries, USSR, USA and western European countries. Soviet power had dominated Eastern Europe for the majority of the Cold War, however, around the early 1980s this power began to falter. There were many reason for the overthrow of the Soviet power, some of which were, the economic decline in the USSR, the power of the people, the introduction of Gorbachev and Western prosperity. So which of these reasons was the most important?
Why did communism collapsed in USSR in 1991: The Cold War was a period of political tension, which lasted over for forty years. It began in 1947, and ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Its origins come from political tension after World War 2. The two main contenders were the USSR and the United States of America, and both powers are to blame for the conflict, how long it lasted and for the events within and afterwards. The Cold War, along with attitudes and doctrines formed within it, continues to shape the world, years after its end.
3. The Marshall Plan was established to help European economic recovery; the Truman Doctrine was meant to ward off communist subversion with military aid. 4. The Soviet blockade of Berlin led to a successful Allied airlift. 5.
It also forced some crucial US losses which, due to the bi-polar nature of the US-USSR relations, translated into further Soviet victories. With all these long-term victories, the results of the crisis were a triumph for the USSR. The immediate outcome of the crisis was a huge propaganda loss for the USSR with the withdrawal of Soviet missiles; the USSR was seen to back down from the USA, showing the USA to be powerful and the USSR to be weak. This terrible propaganda loss was made even worse by the recent propaganda disaster in Berlin in 1961, with the building of the Berlin Wall. The two huge propaganda losses were so damaging to the USSR that it even resulted in Khrushchev being ousted from power in 1964.
However like Richard III, Looking for Richard was set after another significant conflict in the Cold War. America had emerged from the Cold War against the Soviets the only superpower. In order to achieve economic order after this war, American companies shifted their operations overseas in order to maximise profits at the expense of American citizens who were left out of work. The pursuit of power is paramount in Richard III as Richard is cast as cunning and ruthless villain due determined to obtain power and control. This is due to the context that the play was written in.
Economic factors were a chief motivation for colonization to European countries. Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany believed conquering primitive areas would help build up industry and agriculture. He also thought it could help build up a fleet of ships and is quoted “Our future lies upon the water.” (doc 1). Other leaders such as Jules Ferry of France saw these places as shelters, ports for defense, and provisioning (doc3). John Hobson, an English economist, saw imperialism as inevitable, for powers of production outpace consumption resulting in more profit for the mother country (doc 2).
For some people of Eastern Europe, the Communist brought hope. The Soviet Union had achieved amazing industrial growth before WWII. Communism also offered them stable government and security because they were backed by one of the worlds superpowers. Many people hoped for great things from Communism. The reality of Soviet control of EU was very different from what people expected.
He detailed the threat of communism, and Congress quickly agreed to allocate the requested $400 million to prevent the fall of Greece and Turkey to the communists. Truman also stated, "it must be the policy of the United States to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." The Truman Administration made further attempts to contain the Soviet threat with the Marshall Plan. Much of Western Europe was economically
Thesis: The Miracle on Ice played a major role in boosting the morale of a torn nation and gave hope for the future of American culture. Introduction: - The years following completion of the Second World War in America were marred by economic and political problems that would erode the foundation of American culture for decades to come. With the debacle that ensued in Vietnam during the 1960’s and ‘70’s, Americans no longer had respect for or any faith in their government. To top it off the Communist expansion by Soviet Russia during these years was imminent and with this came the conspiracy of communism, as well as many other problems, within the United States government itself. America was in a recession and gave off the impression that it was no longer the superpower that was once feared and respected.