Source P pointed out that the Falklands war not only saved Thatcher from a potential defeat in the 1983 election; it also raised her ratings in the opinion polls from rock bottom in the late 1983, to an extremely high rate of 51 per cent in June 1982. The Falklands victory elevated Thatcher to a new level and boosted her personal reputation. Indeed her leadership throughout the Falklands crisis contributed a lot to her victory. Her commanding conduct and demeanour added to her reputation. People even likened her to Churchill in her ability to inspire the nation in wartimes.
Britain’s Blitzkrieg: Winston Churchill’s War to End All Wars Widely regarded as one of the most motivational speeches ever given, “Their Finest Hour” by Winston Churchill effectively captured the attention of most of 1940’s era Great Britain. During this bleak time period, under heavy political fire, Churchill’s speech was intended to motivate British people to aid with war support, but ended up doing much more. Due to its historical context, stylistic methods, and the effects the speech, it can be concluded that this speech is one of the most effective ever written. One of this speech’s main contributors of success was when it was given. “Their Finest Hour” was orated on June 18th, 1940, directly following the Battle of Britain.
This was done for protection for the country and not to create harm to the Japanese, unlike the Nazi’s goal to create a pure Arian race. After the ever decreasing association between Japan and the United States, their heartless attack on Pearl Harbor only depleted the relationship even more. The attack on Pearl Harbor was an undignified and startling attack on December 7, 1941. This was the beginning of the second world war, a war that would change the entire modern-world. The Japanese created a surprise attack on the United States using Japanese bombing planes.
20th Century American History 12 August 2014 Rosie and the Propaganda This particular documentary is probably one of the best films that really shows the home front during World War II and women in particular endured during it. What really sparked my interest however was the use of propaganda during these times, and how it evolved from the beginning of the war up until when the war was over. Propaganda itself was used in a way to motivate the American people during the war to up their efforts to helping the cause and even at some points to guilt trip people into thinking they were not doing enough. Women in particular were used as a primary target of this into taking over for men in factories and other jobs while the men were fighting the
Since the propaganda became a no brainer to many Americans, Citizens immediately began to apply in the army. This event lead to a drastic turn in the war, as the Allied powers were losing the war. The U.S. began to win battles, the Allied powers began to gain the upper hand on Axis powers. After years of war, the U.S. finally avenged Japan by dropping the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. Then dropping the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, leading to Japan's
War and Gender In her article, “G.I. Jane Breaks the combat barrier,” Lizette Alvarez (2009) reports that military women are by no means inferior to men, but they been manacled by military policy. First, Alvarez shows that U.S. military women rarely join the combat in American before, but military women are showing their valor at combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Second, Alvarez states that women’s success must be quiet because this will contradict the policies set in place. Third, Alvarez posits that military women are indispensable in the Iraq and Afghanistan because women can do as much as men do, or even more than men do for cultural reasons.
Even famous Rosie the Riveter once said, “We Can Do It!” (Panchyk 57) Women played a huge role in World War II. One of the important roles was working in the military. They served in all three services, Army, Air Force and Navy. When the government was recruiting women into the Army, they made it sound glamorous. When the women joined the Army, they did not get glamorous jobs.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States wanted in on the war. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s decision turned out to be just fine, as the Allies defeated the Axis once and for all in September 2, 1945, when the Japanese had to fight alone. The U.S. had justice done. The 1940’s was a decade where warfare and politics dominated the scene. The formation of the Allies and Axis was a major and crucial development in the second edition of World War, and the Allied powers ultimately prevailed as the stronger unit.
The Long March is considered an important event in Chinese history for many reasons. It was very important for the CCP and Red army because communism survived and they found a new base. This new base was remote enough for the GMD to be unable to attack it, and was also safe from attack by the Japanese. This helped to increase the CCP’s standing in China even further. Another key impact of the Long March was that Moa Zedong was re-established as the unchallenged leader of the CCP.
After the trial, the anti-payola statute was passed under which payola became a misdemeanor, penalty by up to $10,000 in fines and one year in prison. Getting radio play would allow the songs to reach its expected audience and help launch the artist’s career. This practice also helped small and independent labels break the stronghold of the music industry by major labels. To better understand what was behind the Payola scandal in the 1950’s, let me discuss a little history about the radio industry. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) thrived on the sales of sheet music and recordings of Tin Pan Alley songs, the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the U.S. at the time, but the creation of radio in the 1940’s was geared toward recorded music and things started to change in the industry.