Nationalism was a unifying force, but it also led to intense competition between nations. The competition was for materials and markets. Nations of Europe often competed for colonies In Asia and Africa. In the Second Battle of the Marne, American troops joined forces with France to help them fight against the Germans. The dispute led to a sense of mistrust which deepened overtime.
European nations began by establishing colonies in foreign areas to gain access to new resources that could not be easily accessed in Europe. These colonies were established in places such as India, and Africa which were fertile growing areas for spices and other raw materials that are not able to grow in the northern colder climates of Europe. With the establishment of these colonies, the rulers of the European nations such as England, France, and Germany saw a great way to make some extra money in the form of taxation. I believe that this led ultimately to the idea of Imperialism in which these nations were heavily taxing these colonies. This in turn led to things such as the American Revolution and the commonly known phrase “taxation without representation”.
After the end of the Second World War the two war time allies THE USA and SU became involved in a war of ideologies the cold war. The US saw communism as a threat to democracy and capitalism. Therefore the US set out a new foreign policy that was of containment of communism in the Truman doctrine. There were however other reasons for the USA’s involvement such as their military confidence, UN agreement, domestic pressure which called for the T admin to be more tough on communism and their economic interest in Japan which led to the US governments decision to use military intervention in the K war. The main reason for the USA’s military intervention in the Korean war was that of containment.
Root Causes of the American Revolution There are many different reasons as to why the American Revolution took place. One might argue that the British oppression upon the colonists triggered the Revolution itself through unjust tax laws, land restrictions, trade regulations and political and economic differences. However, one might also argue that the differences between the upper and lower aroused conflict and social unrest, which called for revolution in order for a strong unification between the rich and the poor. Schweikart and Allen’s A Patriot’s History of the United States and Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States discusses these two viewpoints as the root causes of the American Revolution. Although Zinn argues that the conflicts caused by the differentiating social classes in order to dissolve the class divisions was the main cause of the American Revolution, the “other side of the story” is told by Schweikart and Allen, as they reason that it was actually the British who unknowingly burdened the colonies with oppression, which brought about the revolution itself.
U.S. Involvement in Vietnam By: Courtney Comstock The Cold War was a war that had many smaller battles that took place in it. The overall two countries at war were the U.S. and the U.S.S. R. The U.S. and the U.S.S.R. were at war because the U.S. had a capitalist government ran country, while the U.S.S.R. had a communist government ran country. The Vietnam War that took place in the Cold War was that the North and South were divided on the 17th Parallel because of communism. Many people ask the question, “Why did the U.S. even care about the Vietnam conflict, let alone fight a war there?” One Reason for U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict was that the U.S. feared the Domino Theory.
The colonialists would use their superior power to force the local inhabitants into a labour force, some may call this exploitation and in many cases it was but along with all this exploitation and violence was a new found infrastructure government system. There were many positives that followed colonialism as I mentioned above but in order for the colonialists to establish this new way of life amongst the local people much blood followed and new diseases to which the local people had no immunity. Recently there has been this outcry by the “oppressed” countries that the western countries should pay reparations for slavery and colonialism to minorities and natives of the third world. Personally I think this is a ridiculous point to try and make. There is nothing uniquely western about colonialism.
But one of the hardest battle’s for the US was to keep their own countries support. In this essay I will be exploring the main factors of the Vietnam war between 1960-1975, looking at how they changed before, during and after ORT. Before ORT took place the aims of the US Government were to stop communist taking over South Vietnam (SV). As they feared that the Domino Theory would affect countries who were still capitalist. The rise in communist countries was increasing as other countries close to each other would follow the same route as nearby countries.
Many reasons of conflict in the invasion of Melos resonate to the reasons of invasion of Iraq such as capitalism, violation of international law, only the strong survives, homeland security, help from another nation. Capitalism is an economic system that is operated for profit. The US is seeking oil that is becoming more expensive and harder to find. The Athenians are seeking tribute to pay for their army. The Athenians and US are both conqueror and both are driven by money.
There has always been a debate about what wars of independence signified and what where the outcomes or impacts. There were several visible outcomes of the wars such as the changes in the patterns of mobility, and this included both physical and social. Those who supported the wrong side or found themselves in agreement with the wrong side would have their properties grabbed and even destroyed. When the locals were asked what the outcome of the wars of independence was, all they could identify was the renaming of the nation-states. With the common historical background, one would wonder why there was nation-state fragmentation in the United States.
There were many differences between the two and each difference created more and more tension until they reached the breaking point of war. An example of one would be the way that their economies’ were set up. The North’s economy was industrial centered while the South’s almost exclusively revolved on agriculture. The way that their economies’ were affected the way that their political parties acted. So the North’s industrial political party (Republicans) would support laws like high tariffs on cotton while on the other hand the South’s agricultural political party (democrats) would vote against.